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Bucs Chisenhall To Begin Rehab Assignment In Indianapolis

The outfielder has been on the IL since breaking his finger before Opening Day

April 19, 2019 - 12:22 pm

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - The Pirates are slowly getting healthier. The team announced Friday that they expect outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall to begin a rehab assignment Friday evening for Triple-A affiliate Indianapolis.

Chisenhall fractured his right index finger in Houston only days before Opening Day.

The veteran was expected to begin the year in right field with Gregory Polanco still on the IL.

Chisenhall has a history of missing playing time. While with the Indians he frequently missed time due to calf issues.

Chisenhall’s replacement 34-year-old Melky Cabrera has done well in right for the Bucs so far in 2019 batting .367 in 16 games with 4 R.B.I’s and 3 doubles.

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