New Pirate Lonnie Chisenhall Tells Us Why He Chose The Pirates

'I Probably Couldn't Have Picked A Better Place'

Kraig Riley
November 27, 2018 - 3:25 pm
Pirates OF Lonnie Chisenhall

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The FAN) - “Lonnie Chisenhall adds an experienced, productive and versatile player to our Major League Team.  When healthy, Lonnie has been a quality hitter while offering defensive flexibility. He also provides us an immediate option in right field while Gregory Polanco is getting healthy and his abilities and versatility will make our club better once Polanco returns.”

That's what Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington had to say about the signing of free agent outfield Lonnie Chisenhall.

Chisenhall comes to the Pirates after a season in which he played in just 29 games but hit .321 and will fill the void in right field at the beginning of the season due to Gregory Polanco's recovery from surgery.

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For his career, Chisenhall is a .268 hitter with 64 home runs and 296 RBI over 688 games.

Upon signing his deal with the team, Chisenhall hopped on the phone with The PM Team hosted by Andrew Fillipponi and Chris Mueller to tell us why he chose the Pirates.

"It was the first call, it was an early call, especially seeing how last offseason went for guys and how my season went for me personally last year.  For them to show interest in me that early, that quickly, it was pretty much a no-brainer...I probably couldn't have picked a better place."

Click the audio below to hear more from the newest on Pirate on his career and what he's hoping to bring to the Pirates.

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