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Chisenhall delighted to finally reach Pirates


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It took a dozen years for Lonnie Chisenhall to finally sign with the Pirates.

The 30-year-old outfielder was selected by Pittsburgh in the 11th round of the 2006 amateur draft after his senior year of high school in Morehead City, N.C. Then a shortstop, Chisenhall declined to sign and instead accepted a scholarship from the University of South Carolina.

“I was kind of wishy-washy when we talked with the Pirates,” Chisenhall said of those negotiations during a phone interview with “I never really did give them a solid number that I wanted them to reach.”

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