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Lonnie Chisenhall: Retiring from baseball
Chisenhall has retired from baseball, J.J. Smith of the Cataret County News-Times reports.
Chisenhall returned to his hometown to have his high school number retired and explained to reporters he has stepped away from the game. He was unable to take the field in 2019 after battling calf strains in both legs and was a free agent at the time of this report. Chisenhall played eight years in the majors, recording a .268/.320/.427 line with 64 career home runs.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Lonnie Chisenhall: Remains without timeline
Director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that there was "no change in status" with regard to Chisenhall's recovery from left and right calf strains, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Chisenhall has been on the Pirates' injured list all season, initially as the result of a fractured right index finger before the calf issues cropped up in late April and mid-May while he was on minor-league rehab assignments. The Pirates shut him down after the second setback with the calf and allowed him to continue his rehab away from the team, but Tomczyk's comments suggest he hasn't made much meaningful progress in his recovery over the past three months. Pittsburgh has presumably ruled him out for the season and will likely part ways with Chisenhall when he hits free agency over the winter.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Lonnie Chisenhall: Seeking another opinion
Chisenhall is seeking another opinion regarding his calf injury, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Chisenhall has been dealing with a calf injury since the end of April, and he's shown little improvement over the past month, prompting the outfielder to seek another opinion before moving forward with his recovery. This isn't an encouraging sign for Chisenhall, who was limited to just 29 big-league games last season due to a similar injury.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Lonnie Chisenhall: Remains idle
Chisenhall (calf) has yet to resume baseball activities and is without a clear timeline to return from the 60-day injured list, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Signed to a one-year deal in the offseason with the expectation he would open the campaign in a strong-side platoon role while Gregory Polanco rehabbed from shoulder surgery, Chisenhall's hopes of making the Opening Day roster were dashed when he fractured his right index finger late in spring training. That injury is no longer a concern, but Chisenhall then developed a calf issue in late April that he aggravated during his rehab assignment in May. Now nearly a month removed from any meaningful activity, Chisenhall's chances of making it back before the All-Star break appear slim.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Lonnie Chisenhall: Still dealing with soreness
Chisenhall is still dealing with calf discomfort, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Chisenhall was pulled off his rehab assignment at the end of May after experiencing renewed discomfort in his calf, and the issue apparently still hasn't improved. This certainly isn't an encouraging sign for the outfielder, who was limited to just 29 big-league games in 2018 due to a similar injury.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Lonnie Chisenhall: Still battling calf soreness
Chisenhall (calf) is taking a break from his rehab since his left calf is still sore, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Chisenhall was given a few days off from his rehab assignment last week for reasons unrelated to his injury, but this time around he's been shut down due to the ongoing calf issue. The 30-year-old has missed the entirety of the season to this point and remains without a timeline for his return.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Lonnie Chisenhall: Transferred to 60-day IL
Chisenhall (calf) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday.
Chisenhall has been out all season, first with a broken finger and now with calf soreness. He's currently on a non-injury-related break from his latest rehab assignment. The transaction has no effect on his return timeline, as he's already missed 60 days. It's not clear when he's actually expected to return.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Lonnie Chisenhall: Break unrelated to injury
Chisenhall's (calf) absence from his rehab stint since Wednesday isn't due to his injury, general manager Neal Huntington told 93.7 The Fan on Sunday.
"Lonnie's healthy -- he asked to take a short period of time and get some things in order and we've been supportive of his ask to do that," Huntington said. Chisenhall has five hits in 24 at-bats during his rehab stint, split over two periods in April and May. He has yet to debut for Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Lonnie Chisenhall: Break from rehab assignment
Chisenhall (calf) has been given a few days off from his rehab assignment, though no setback has occurred, Shaun O'Neill of MLB.com reports.
Chisenhall began his most recent rehab assignment on May 14, but he hasn't appeared in a game since May 15. While there is no reported setback, the timing is curious as Chisenhall had two hits -- including a double -- in his most recent performance. His continued absence will keep Melky Cabrera and Bryan Reynolds in the lineup more regularly.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Lonnie Chisenhall: To begin rehab stint Tuesday
Chisenhall (calf) will start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Chisenhall figures to need at least a handful of games in the minor leagues before coming off the injured list, considering he hasn't played thus far in 2019. He'll be a candidate for starts at the hot corner once deemed healthy, with Colin Moran and Jung Ho Kang struggling to get the job done.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Lonnie Chisenhall: Nearing minor league rehab
Chisenhall (calf) is expected to begin a rehab stint "sometime this week," general manager Neal Huntington said on his weekly radio show on 93.7 The Fan.
Huntington said Chisenhall will be ready for a rehab stint, provided he felt okay after his Sunday work. With both Colin Moran and Jung Ho Kang both struggling at third base, Chisenhall could see playing time at the hot corner when he returns. He hasn't appeared in a game at third base since 2016, however, and holds a career fielding percentage of .943 at third.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Lonnie Chisenhall: Goes through lateral drills
Chisenhall (calf) took part in lateral cone drills Friday and is expected to run the bases over the weekend, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
As anticipated, Chisenhall has slowly begun to ramp up his baseball activities, and he'll take a big step forward if he can run the bases this weekend. If successful, he'll likely need a rehab stint prior to his activation from the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Lonnie Chisenhall: Ramping up baseball activities
Chisenhall (calf) is expected to run the bases soon, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Chisenhall was pulled from his rehab assignment at the end of April after experiencing tightness in his calf, but it sounds like he's close to heading back out on another rehab stint, assuming he avoids any setbacks while running the bases. The outfielder remains without a timetable for his return, though one will hopefully come into focus once he begins his rehab assignment.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Lonnie Chisenhall: Taking BP on Tuesday
Chisenhall (calf) will run and take batting practice Tuesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Chisenhall was pulled from his rehab assignment after dealing with tightness in his calf, though it appears that he's beginning to ramp up his baseball activities once again. If Tuesday's drills go well, he's expected to participate in more "side-to-side stuff" Wednesday, per Brink.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Lonnie Chisenhall: Cleared for light activities
Chisenhall (calf, finger) has been cleared to resume light baseball activities, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Chisenhall, who was rehabbing a broken index finger with Triple-A Indianapolis, was pulled off his rehab assignment after the outfielder experienced tightness in his calf while running the bases. It's unclear how much time this setback will cost Chisenhall, though the Pirates figure to handle him with care after calf issues forced him to miss most of the 2018 campaign.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 190 lbs|
|Birthplace: Morehead City, NC|
|Bats/Throws: L, R|