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Gregory Polanco | Outfielder | #25

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Pirates placed OF Gregory Polanco on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
The Pirates called up left-hander Steven Brault from Triple-A Indianapolis in the corresponding move. Polanco has been phenomenal this month, batting .387 with three homers and nine RBI since July 1. It's a tough blow for the Pirates' offense, though it's softened by the return of Starling Marte, who is back after serving an 80-game PED suspension. Jul 22 - 5:30 PM

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Gregory Polanco is considered day-to-day after leaving Friday's game with left hamstring discomfort.

The issue doesn't appear to be major, but it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see him get an extra day of rest on Saturday to be on the safe side. The 25-year-old outfielder is hitting .268/.322/.425 with nine homers, 28 RBI and eight stolen bases on the season.
Jul 22 - 10:39 AM

Gregory Polanco finished 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored as the Pirates defeated the Brewers 4-2 on Monday night in Pittsburgh.

Polanco hit run-scoring doubles in the fifth and sixth and also tallied two singles. The 25-year-old outfielder is now 8-for-16 with four doubles and three RBI in four games since the All-Star break, offering reason for optimism that he can rebound from a sluggish first half. Pittsburgh has won eight of its last 10 games.
Jul 17 - 10:48 PM

Gregory Polanco hit a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Cubs.

Polanco went up to get a Jake Arrieta fastball in the sixth inning, going out to center to give the Pirates a lead. The homer was his eighth of the season and ran a modest hitting streak to eight games. He's raised his average 22 points in that time, sitting at .259/.318/.405 with a game left before the All-Star break.
Jul 8 - 10:55 PM

Gregory Polanco finished 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored to lead the Pirates to a 6-3 win over the Phillies on Thursday.

Polanco swatted his seventh homer of the year, a solo shot, in the fourth inning, and later chipped in an RBI single and a run scored in the Bucs' decisive three-run eighth. The four-hit game was the first for Polanco since the fourth game of the season, and he's now 11-for-24 in the month of July. One good stretch does not a revival make, but the 25-year-old is also too talented to keep going like he had been. He's now hitting .258/.316/.397 with a handful of games left in the season's first half.
Jul 6 - 11:12 PM

Gregory Polanco went 3-for-4 with a double and a walk in a loss to the Giants on Saturday.

Polanco got sort of a mental health break in late June with hopes that he could get back on track at the plate, and while it's a small sample size, the three-hit game was his first in almost a month. His .246/.310/.379 line isn't awful but is less impressive than what we've come to expect from the 25-year-old. Perhaps with a new month and a good game to get him off on the right foot, Polanco will turn a corner in July.
Jul 1 - 11:13 PM

Gregory Polanco hit his sixth home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Rays.

Polanco caught a hanging breaking ball from Rays starter Chris Archer and yanked it over the right field wall. It was his only hit in four at-bats. It's gonna take some time for the 25-year-old to snap out of his prolonged slump, but the Pirates are trying different things and giving him some added days off in hopes of getting his mind right. The talent is certainly there, and it'll likely show itself sooner than later.
Jun 29 - 11:28 PM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

Adam Frazier is also on the bench with the Rays throwing lefty Blake Snell. The Pirates have Josh Harrison in left field, Jose Osuna in right and Max Moroff at second base.
Jun 28 - 2:12 PM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 and hit his fifth homer Thursday against the Brewers.

Polanco still hasn't been able to go on a real hot streak, but at least he does now have five homers in 26 games after going his first 30 without one. Unfortunately, he hasn't supplemented those with any steals of late. He's 7-for-8 stealing bases this year, but four of those steals came in the first two weeks and he's tried just one steal in the four weeks since he came off the DL.
Jun 22 - 5:34 PM

Gregory Polanco logged another multi-hit game on Tuesday, going 2-for-5 with a run scored in a victory over the Brewers.

Polanco singled and came around to score the game's first run during a six-run rally in the first inning. He continues to slowly raise his season slash, now hitting .249/.317/.368 with four homers and 17 RBI.
Jun 20 - 11:55 PM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI as the Pirates crushed the Brewers on Monday.

Polanco laced an RBI single to left field during a four-run rally in the seventh inning. His bat has started to show signs of life in recent days and he's now hitting .245/.315/.367 with four homers and 17 RBI for the year.
Jun 19 - 11:02 PM

Gregory Polanco finished 2-for-3 with a double, two-run home run and a walk in Saturday's win against the Cubs.

Polanco snapped out of a 3-for-31 slide dating back to his last multi-hit performance on June 7. It was also his first multi-RBI game since May 12. He is well off of his 2016 pace, but perhaps this performance will jump-start his offense and he'll start making up for lost time.
Jun 18 - 3:59 AM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

It looks like he's just getting a breather. Jose Osuna is in right field in Polanco's place and is also batting third.
Jun 11 - 10:29 AM

Gregory Polanco went 3-for-6 and scored a run in an inter-league contest against the Orioles on Wednesday.

All three of his hits were singles. He missed a couple games last week with a sprained ankle but seems fine now. The 25-year-old is experiencing a power drain this year. He has just three home runs after bashing 22 of them last year. He has a .266 batting average with 20 runs, 14 RBI and seven stolen bases.
Jun 8 - 1:38 AM

Gregory Polanco (ankle) is back in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

Polanco missed two starts after spraining his ankle Monday, although he had a pinch-hit RBI single Wednesday. He's in right field and batting third against Matt Harvey and the Mets.
Jun 2 - 3:40 PM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Max Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Starling Marte
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Trevor Williams
Relief Pitcher
R1Felipe Rivero
2Juan Nicasio
3Tony Watson
4Daniel Hudson
5Wade LeBlanc
6Jhan Marinez
7A.J. Schugel
8Steven Brault