PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - It looks like the Pirates will have to wait 4-6 weeks to see Lonnie Chisenhall take the field.
Multiple reports say the outfielder has a broken right hand and won’t be able to return until the end of April at the earliest.
The Post-Gazette’s Bill Brink says Chisenhall was hit by a pitch in Houston.
Melky Cabrera will most likely get a majority of the playing time in right field with both Gregory Polanco and now Chisenhall out of the lineup for an extending period.
Chisenhall has had a history of trouble with his calves only playing in 29 games last season and 82 in 2017.
The Pirates drafted Chisenhall in the 11th round of the 2006 amateur draft but he did not sign with Pittsburgh. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the first round of the 2008 amateur draft.
Chisenhall was signed as a free agent by the Pirates after eight years with the Indians.