Indians: Lonnie Chisenhall, the Indians’ third baseman-turned-right fielder, is now being used in center field. He made his second career start there on Thursday and could see more time in center since the club sent Tyler Naquin to the minors last week. Austin Jackson and Abraham Almonte can also play there.
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Royals: Kansas City needs offense, but the Royals are trying to ride through the ups and downs of rookie second baseman Raul Mondesi Jr., carrying a sub-.150 batting average. Christian Colon and Cheslor Cuthbert are waiting for their shots and probably would be more productive.
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Tigers: The Twins got a look at Tigers prospect Joe Jimenez on Thursday when he pitched a scoreless inning. Jimenez, who throws in the mid-90s, looked ready to pitch in a major league bullpen but was sent to the minors after the game because Detroit needs long relief help at the moment.
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White Sox: Chicago has been waiting for a few years for Avisail Garcia to turn the corner, and their wait could be worth it. Garcia entered the weekend batting .452 and was tied for the team lead with eight RBI. It’s a welcome sign for a team not expected to compete this season.