CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 1: Lonnie Chisenhall #8 of the Cleveland Indians rounds third base after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on June 1, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lonnie Chisenhall Injury: Indians Infielder May Return In 2012

After recovering from a procedure to stabilize his broken right ulna in his forearm, Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall may return to game action in 2012.

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Lonnie Chisenhall Injury: Indians 3B Hopes To Make September Return

Cleveland Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall hasn't played since June 30 after breaking the ulna in his right arm, but he's hoping to return to the team sometime this Sept. The Indians have reportedly been encouraged by Chisenhall's progress, and are willing to give him some late-season at-bats if he is healthy.

Chisenhall took ground balls on Tuesday, and also ran the bases and participated in batting practice rotations with the rest of the team. The next step for Chisenhall would be to complete a rehab assignment in the minor leagues, most likely at Double-A Akron.

Prior to his injury, Chisenhall was batting .278/.297/.458 with three homers in what was supposed to be his first full season in the majors.

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Lonnie Chisenhall Injury: Indians 3B Likely To Take Batting Practice, Infield This Weekend

Cleveland Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall, who has spent the last few months recovering from a broken ulna bone in his forearm, is expected to progress to batting practice and infield drills this weekend when the Indians return home to face the New York Yankees. The team has also not ruled out him returning to major league action this season.

Chisenhall, once of Cleveland's top hitting prospects, was having a mildly improved season in 2012 before going on the DL. Chisenhall was hitting .278/.297/.458 this season before the injury, which occurred on June 29.

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Lonnie Chisenhall Injury: Indians 3B Out Of Lineup For At Least 10 Weeks

When he left Friday's game in pain after being drilled with a fastball on the right arm, Cleveland Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall was originally expected to miss between four to six weeks of action. But after seeing a specialist and undergoing a procedure to surgically repair his fractured forearm on Sunday, the team expects the timetable to be much longer, likely in the 10 to 12 week area.

Initially hoped to be back at some point in the latter part of the summer, it is now apparent that Chisenhall might not actually be able to return in 2012 at all. Lonnie Soloff, the Indians' head athletic trainer, was not exactly brimming with optimism on Sunday when it came to Chisenhall getting back anytime soon. "We'll see how it goes," Soloff said. "The calendar is the calendar. But, hopefully, he'll make it back to play again this year."

Chisenhall was hitting .278 with three home runs and nine RBI before the injury, and did an impressive job of raising his average all the way up from his dismal .206 number on June 10. The former 2008 first round pick is thankfully expected to make a full recovery, but it looks like it will be a while before he's back on the field.

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Lonnie Chisenhall Injury: Indians 3B Placed On DL, Jason Donald Recalled

With third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall sidelined after fracturing the ulna in his right arm on Friday, the Cleveland Indians have called up Jason Donald as a temporary replacement. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Donald arrived in Baltimore on Saturday and will be in uniform for the Indians' 4:05 game against the Orioles.

The 27-year-old Donald started the year as a utility infielder with Cleveland but struggled early, hitting .178 in 45 at-bats. Since being sent down to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, he's gone 38 for 151 with two home runs and 18 RBI.

Chisenhall will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, but is expected to be out for the foreseeable future. He suffered his broken arm during Friday's game against the Orioles when he was struck by a Troy Patton pitch in the fifth inning.

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Lonnie Chisenhall Injury: Fractured Ulna Sends Indians 3B To Disabled List

The Cleveland Indians will be without Lonnie Chisenhall for the foreseeable future. On Friday, the 23-year-old was hit by a pitch that broke the ulna in his right arm. The team announced that he will be placed on the disabled list.

A highly-touted prospect, Chisenhall was in the lineup as the Indians designated hitter for Friday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. In the top of the fifth inning, he took a pitch from Orioles reliever Troy Patton on his right arm, near where the arm and wrist connect. He was immediately taken for X-rays. The injury was initially called a contusion.

Shelley Duncan entered the game for Chisenhall.

In 24 games this season, Chisenhall was hitting .278/.297/.458 with three home runs and nine RBIs. He made his big league debut last season, posting a .699 OPS in 66 games.

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