Report: Pirates, Chisenhall reach 1-year deal
Outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall, coming off an injury-plagued season, is set to change teams.
The 30-year-old free agent agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. The contract reportedly includes up to $3 million in incentives based on plate appearances.
Pittsburgh was in need of a short-term right fielder with Gregory Polanco likely to miss the start of next season while rehabbing from left shoulder surgery performed in September.
Chisenhall was limited to 29 games for the Cleveland Indians last year, sitting out much of the season due to a left calf ailment. He produced career bests in batting average (.321) and on-base percentage (.394) to go with a .452 slugging percentage. Chisenhall hit one homer and drove in nine runs.
For his eight-season major league career, all spent in Cleveland, Chisenhall has a career .268 average with a .320 on-base percentage, a .427 slugging percentage, 64 homers and 296 RBIs in 688 games.
Originally a third baseman and occasional first baseman, Chisenhall played virtually all of 2016 as a right fielder, then saw action in 2017 at all three outfield positions. In 2018, he served only as a right fielder.
--Field Level Media
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