Lonnie Chisenhall
RF PIT
3 days ago

Chisenhall has retired from baseball, J.J. Smith of the Cataret County News-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Lonnie Chisenhall
RF PIT
7 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Lonnie Chisenhall
RF PIT
8 months ago

Chisenhall is seeking another opinion regarding his calf injury, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Lonnie Chisenhall
RF PIT
8 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Lonnie Chisenhall
RF PIT
9 months ago

Chisenhall is still dealing with calf discomfort, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

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 lingering calf injury.

Lonnie Chisenhall
RF PIT
9 months ago

Chisenhall (calf) is taking a break from his rehab since his left calf is still sore, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chisenhall was given a few days off from his rehab assignment for non-injury related reasons last week, but this time around it's 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.

Lonnie Chisenhall
RF PIT
9 months ago

Chisenhall (calf) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Lonnie Chisenhall
RF PIT
9 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

"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.

Lonnie Chisenhall
RF PIT
9 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

Chisenhall began his most recent rehab assignment on May 14, but 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.

Lonnie Chisenhall
RF PIT
9 months ago

Chisenhall (calf) will start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.