Quick Hits Notebook

By Mike Brandyberry

1. Wednesday, Dennis Manoloff tweeted that Lonnie Chisenhall met with the media during a workout and said that he expects to be in the lineup on Thursday evening in Baltimore. Chisenhall was hit in the face with a pitch last Thursday evening. According to Manoloff, the area around Chisenhall’s right eye is very red. Chisenhall asked the media on Wednesday to not video him because of the eye. Chisenhall suffered a concussion in Columbus in May and it was feared this hit by pitch could lead to a long stint out of the lineup. Chisenhall did miss the three games prior to the All-Star Break.

2. Shin-Soo Choo had his cast removed on Monday, and according to Dr. Graham, who performed the operation, the six screws look good. Choo will meet with Graham on Friday to plan the next step of his rehabilitation. Choo is still not expected to return to the Indians lineup until some time in August.

3. While Jeanmar Gomez has not been activated to the 25-man roster, he has been named Sunday’s starter versus Baltimore. The same is true for Fausto Carmona. Manny Acta said Carmona will throw a simulated game in Baltimore and he does not expect any set back. Carmona will start one game of a day, night doubleheader in Minnesota on Monday. The other starter has not been named, but would most likely be Zach McAllister. If not McAllister, then David Huff would be a possibility.

4. Buster Olney has reported the Detroit Tigers are pursuing Carlos Beltran, but focusing mostly on a starting pitcher. The Tigers have struggled to find offensive production in left field and center field this season and all their starting pitchers have ERA’s over 4.50, except Justin Verlander.

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