The Pittsburgh Pirates got bad news on outfielders Corey Dickerson and Lonnie Chisenhall. Bill Brink from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette passes along these updates from today.
More bad injury news for the Pirates. Corey Dickerson felt tightness in shoulder throwing from 110 feet. Lonnie Chisenhall had tightness in left calf while rounding a base.
— Bill Brink (@Bill_Brink2) April 27, 2019
As noted earlier, Dickerson was scheduled to begin a rehab stint tonight in Indianapolis. He felt tightness in his shoulder while throwing from 110 feet since that was announced, so this is clearly a major setback for him. At minimum, he will be shut down for a time, then need to build back up to the point that he can start a rehab assignment. That shoulder (posterior right shoulder strain) was the reason he has been out since April 4th.
Chisenhall has been out since prior to Opening Day, though he appeared close to returning until last night when he left his rehab game at Indianapolis early. He was out with a hand injury, so this is non-related, but tightness in his left calf is not a good sign. Chisenhall missed a good portion of last season due to a left calf injury. He will be reevaluated next week.