DETROIT -- With the season having wrapped up in Triple-A Columbus on Monday with a 4-3 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens, Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall will have his rehab assignment transferred to Double-A Akron.
Chisenhall has been sidelined since June 30 after fracturing a bone in his right forearm when he was hit by a pitch in Baltimore. The 23-year-old had just begun rehabbing with the Clippers on Sunday, playing in two games and going 1-for-7.
The Clippers, back-to-back International League champions in 2010-11, failed to make the playoffs, and therefore Chisenhall will head to Akron to get at-bats with the Double-A team during its postseason run.
Indians manager Manny Acta said that the plan remains for Chisenhall to continue his rehab, get some work in and then join the team at some point in September.
"As soon as he's done with the rehab over there in Akron, he's going to be over here playing," Acta said.
Chisenhall hit .255 with the Indians in 66 games last season after being called up on June 27. He was batting .278 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 24 games this year before being injured and undergoing surgery.