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Lonnie Chisenhall could be activated Wednesday "if all goes well"

Cowgill's clock is ticking.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Indians could activate injured outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall as soon as Wednesday, beat writer Jordan Bastian reports. Chisenhall has been nursing a sore forearm in minor league rehab starts. He will play in the outfield Monday and play as a designated hitter on Tuesday, before potentially making his 2016 debut with the Indians on Wednesday.

Chisenhall started his rehab with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, before shifting to the Double-A Akron RubberDucks to avoid unneeded travel. He, as well as Michael Brantley, has been working his way back to the majors after being shut down late in spring training.

In four games between Double-A and Triple-A, Chisenhall is 1-for-12 with two walks and a strikeout.  A previous report stated that Chisenhall is near ready, but his offense needed to be improved before he would officially be activated. So when Tito says "if everything goes well," that could be assuming Lonnie shows something offensively, as well as looks healthy on the field.

When Chisenhall is activated, the easy transaction seems to be to release Collin Cowgill. The outfielder was signed to be a platoon partner for Chisenhall, but his bat has just not been there so far this season. Alternatively, the Indians could designate one of the eight relievers they are currently carrying on the 25-man roster.