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Tigers Designate Everett; Call Up Chisenhall


Hoping to jumpstart their dormant offense, the Cleveland Indians have called up top prospect Lonnie Chisenhall and designated Adam Everett for assignment.

Chisenhall will make his major league debut tonight for the Tribe.  The third baseman bats 7th this evening against the Diamondbacks.

Entering the season as Baseball America’s 25th ranked prospect, Chisenhall was selected in the 1st round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Indians.

The 22 year old hasn’t been setting the world on fire for the Indians’ Triple-A affiliate, but was recently named the International League Player of the Week after going 9-21 over his last 5 games.  Chisenhall homered twice and drove in 14 during that span.

Everett’s been known for his glove over his career, as he’s always swung a wet noodle at the plate.  Over his 11 seasons in the bigs, the 34 year old has produced a line of .242/.294/.346.  The veteran’s traveled all over the AL Central of late, spending the last few seasons with the Twins, Tigers and Indians.

Cleveland has dropped off of late, but its offense has especially suffered.  The club is 7-16 over its last 23 contests and has only been able to average 2.7 runs per game during the stretch.  The Indians scored 1 run or less in 9 of the 23 games.