The Indians have put Lonnie Chisenhall on the 10-day disabled list with a right calf strain and will be without their outfielder for four to six weeks, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.
Chisenhall suffered the injury after making a running catch on a line drive in the top of the second inning in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the rival Royals. Tyler Naquin was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to replace Chisenhall on the active roster and he started in right field in Cleveland’s series finale, which it won, 3-1, on a walk-off two-run home run by catcher Yan Gomes.
The 29-year-old Chisenhall has landed on the DL four the fourth time in a matter of a year after having three stints on it last season. The eight-year veteran missed 45 games at one point last year because of the same calf injury.
It also doesn’t help that Chisenhall has struggled all season, slashing .235/.381/.294 in 21 plate appearances. Even while battling the injuries last year, he still hit .288/.360/.521 with 12 homers and 53 RBI in 82 games.
The Indians hope they can get some production out of Nyquin or veteran Rajai Davis, who played for Chisenhall for the rest of the game Saturday.