After scoring just three runs against the San Francisco Giants over the weekend, the offense-starved Indians called up top prospect third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall before Monday’s game against the Diamondbacks. Chisenhall responded by going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in his major league debut.
Chisenhall never produced big numbers at the minor league level, including a .265 batting average and .779 OPS over 65 games with Triple-A Columbus this season, but his promotion is worth a shot when Indians’ third basemen have combined to bat just .220 this season. Manny Acta may sit Chisenhall against tough left-handed starters, as he had a .200 batting average in 75 at-bats against southpaws at Triple-A this season. Chisenhall does not have a great deal of value in mixed leagues right now, but the third base eligibility certainly helps. He’s at least worth securing in AL-only formats.
In other fantasy news from Monday……
- Carlos Gonzalez homered twice Monday and is batting .344 this month.
- Mat Latos improved to 5-8 in a win over the Royals. He was less than dominating, but he did do a nice job working out of a few jams. He allowed three earned runs in the sixth inning, which turned out to be his last inning of the night. He has a favorable match up in his next start against Seattle.
- Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday’s win over the Mariners.
- Derek Jeter (calf) jogged Monday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list
- Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena both hit two homers in Monday’s win over the Rockies.
- Marlon Byrd began his rehab assignment on Monday, but the Cubs are not sure when he’ll return.
- Joe Mauer took grounders at first base prior to Monday’s game.