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Chisenhall fine after leaving Pirates’ win early

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COREY DICKERSON HIT A TWO-RUN TRIPLE SATURDAY - AP

BRADENTON, Fla. --- When Lonnie Chisenhall left the game after one inning Saturday with what was termed by the Pirates as “general lower-extremity tightness,” there was cause for concern.

Chisenhall was limited to just 29 games with the Indians last season because of multiple calf strains. The Pirates signed him to a one-year, $2.75-million contract in November knowing he was a health risk but hoping he could hold them over in right field until Gregory Polanco recovers from shoulder surgery.

Alas, Chisenhall’s injury – tightness in the legs for those who don’t have a medical dictionary handy – was not serious as the Pirates edged the Yankees 8-7 in an exhibition game at LECOM Park.

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