Indians activate Chisenhall from the disabled list

Indians activate Chisenhall from the disabled list

MINNEAPOLIS -- Lonnie Chisenhall appeared on the Indians' lineup card on Sunday for the first time since June 29.

Cleveland activated Chisenhall from the 60-day disabled list prior to the team's game against the Twins. He didn't join the club in time to start, but was available as a substitute.

Indians manager Manny Acta said the third baseman will play against Minnesota on Monday. Chisenhall has been on the disabled list since June 30 after a pitch broke his right forearm. He went 2-for-10 with two RBIs in three rehab games with Double-A Akron this week.

Acta said he didn't expect to see Chisenhall back with the team this season when the injury initially occurred.

"He worked out with us for a week before he went down for rehab," Acta said. "You can't anticipate him being middle-of-the-season type of shape, playing-wise. But he had a few games. We're going to work him in slowly here. I'm sure that by the end of the season we'll be able to see him pretty good."

Chisenhall played in 24 games with the Indians before suffering the injury, hitting .278 with three home runs and nine RBIs.

"He feels pretty good," Acta said. "When he was down there [with Akron], he felt he was ready to go, like he wasn't limited or anything right now. But I think we saw last year when [Asdrubal] Cabrera bounced back from the broken wrist, a lot of times it takes those guys some time to get the strength back. So that's something to consider."