On Monday morning the Cleveland Indians announced that they have optioned struggling third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall to Triple-A Columbus and replaced him on the 25-man roster with left-handed pitcherDavid Huff.
Chisenhall, 24, was hitting just .213 with three homers, 11 RBI and .604 OPS in 26 games with the Indians this season. He had just three walks compared to 26 strikeouts in 99 at bats, and he has struggled defensively with just a .931 fielding percentage.
The move will likely push infielder Mike Aviles into a more regular role at third base in the short term, but Mark Reynolds should also see a lot more time there as well. It will also allow Chisenhall to go back to Columbus and catch his breath and hopefully get things turned around so he can come back up later in the year and be the player that the Indians think he can be.
Huff, 28, is making his season debut on the major league roster. He was with Triple-A Columbus all season where in nine appearances, mostly out of the bu...