Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports there is “a strong possibility” the Indians will activate Chisenhall from the disabled list by Tuesday. Chisenhall has been sidelined with a right shoulder sprain and has five hits in eight at-bats in a rehab assignment at Triple-A Columbus.
Manager Terry Francona said a decision will be made after Chisenhall plays another game for Columbus on Monday.
The 28-year-old Chisenhall is expected to share the right field duties with Brandon Guyer and get most of the at-bats against right-handed pitching. The White Sox are scheduled to start righty James Shields on Tuesday.
Chisenhall posted a .286/.328/.439 slash line last season.
Bastian suggests switch-hitter Abraham Almonte is the likely odd-man out on the Tribe’s roster once Chisenhall returns.
- Doug Mittler