PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed free agent outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall.
The team made it official Tuesday morning after reports broke the night before.
“OFFICIAL: The Pirates have agreed to terms with free agent OF Lonnie Chisenhall on a one-year deal for the 2019 season.”
MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal said the team signed Chisenhall to a one-year, $2.75 million contract with a series of performance bonuses worth up to $3 million.
Chisenhall’s deal also includes a series of performance bonuses: $250K each for 250 plate appearances, 300-350-400, $500K each for 450-500-550-600. https://t.co/BwBDMjdE0q
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 27, 2018
Chisenhall, 30, played for the Cleveland Indians from 2011 to 2018.
In a press release, General Manager Neal Huntington says that Chisenhall is an immediate option in right field while Gregory Polanco recovers from injury, also Chisenhall’s abilities and versatility will make the team better once Polanco returns.
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