Indians Sign Former Local High School Star To 1-Year Deal

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Indians infielder Lonnie Chisenhall is among 11 players to sign one-year contracts with Cleveland.

Michael Brantley will start in left field following the team's signing of free agent center fielder Michael Bourn. He resumes workouts Thursday after he was spiked last week during an exhibition game and needed 15 stitches. Manager Terry Francona said Brantley could be playing in games by this weekend.

The Indians also signed starting third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall, right-handers Cody Allen, Trey Haley, Corey Kluber, Zach McAllister, Danny Salazar and Bryan Shaw, outfielder Tim Fedroff, left-hander T.J. House and infielder Chris McGuiness.

Chisenhall played his high school baseball at West Carteret in Morehead City. He also spent time at Pitt Community College.

All the signed players have less than three years of major league experience and are not eligible for salary arbitration.


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