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Gregory Polanco | Outfielder

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 222
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Gregory Polanco is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.
He'll take a seat against right-hander Jose Urena. Josh Harrison will start in right field while Jung Ho Kang plays third. May 26 - 3:37 PM

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Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

He's sitting in favor of Jose Tabata with a lefty (Jon Niese) on the mound. Polanco is batting just .143/.182/.143 versus southpaws this season.
May 24 - 10:37 AM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

He's sitting even with the Twins throwing a righty (Mike Pelfrey). Josh Harrison is in right field Wednesday, with Jung Ho Kang handling third base.
May 20 - 3:51 PM

Gregory Polanco is absent from the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

Polanco is just a career .172/.215/.232 hitter versus southpaws, so he's on the bench versus Cole Hamels. Corey Hart is handling right field.
May 13 - 2:56 PM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Sean Rodriguez is in right field against lefty Tyler Lyons. Polanco has just two singles in 15 at-bats versus southpaws this season.
May 10 - 11:10 AM

Gregory Polanco (groin) is back in the Pirates' starting lineup Wednesday night versus the Cubs.

Polanco sat out Monday and Tuesday after tweaking a muscle in his groin over the weekend. The dynamic 23-year-old is batting leadoff and playing right field in his return to action Wednesday against Cubs righty Kyle Hendricks. Polanco has one home run and seven stolen bases in 19 games played this season for Pittsburgh.
Apr 29 - 4:42 PM

Gregory Polanco (groin) struck out as a pinch-hitter during Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

Polanco hasn't started the last couple games due to a minor groin strain. He said he was fine prior to Tuesday's contest, so it would seem he'd have a good shot to be in the lineup Wednesday.
Apr 29 - 8:43 AM

Gregory Polanco (groin) took batting practice on Tuesday.

Polanco said that he's feeling fine, but the Pirates have decided to exercise caution by holding out of the lineup for a second straight day. He should be back out there soon. Sean Rodriguez is in right field on Tuesday night.
Apr 28 - 7:14 PM

Gregory Polanco (groin) is not in the Pirates' starting lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

Polanco tweaked a muscle in his groin over the weekend and had to be a late scratch from Monday's series opener at Wrigley Field. He is considered day-to-day. Sean Rodriguez is in right field on Tuesday night.
Apr 28 - 4:07 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said after Monday's game that Gregory Polanco (groin) is considered day-to-day.

Hurdle revealed that Polanco suffered the injury over the weekend in Arizona while running the bases. It appears to be a minor issue, but expect the Pirates to be careful here and give Polanco at least another day or two of rest. Andrew Lambo went hitless in four at-bats Monday as Polanco's replacement in right field.
Apr 27 - 11:01 PM

Gregory Polanco was scratched from Monday's lineup with tightness in his left groin.

It's not clear when Polanco suffered the injury. He'll receive treatment and be re-evaluated during the game and an update on his status will likely be available later Monday. Andrew Lambo took his place in right field.
Apr 27 - 7:04 PM

Gregory Polanco went 3-for-4 with a stolen base, an RBI single, and an RBI double to help the Pirates take down the Cubs on Thursday.

Polanco doubled in a run in the sixth inning, sparking a three-run rally to tie the game at 4-4. In the seventh, Polanco singled in what turned out to be the game-deciding run. Back-to-back productive games move the 23-year-old's triple-slash line to .300/.323/.450.
Apr 23 - 3:52 PM

Gregory Polanco's solo home run was the deciding factor as the Pirates topped the Cubs 4-3 on Wednesday.

Polanco clubbed a solo home run to right field in the bottom of the fifth, pushing the Pirates' lead to 4-1 at the time. The bullpen would leak later in the game, though, so the home run proved important. Polanco, who finished 2-for-4 with a double along with the homer, had been rather quiet at the plate prior to Wednesday's game. He's batting .268/.293/.411 with just the one home run and four RBI.
Apr 22 - 10:49 PM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates starting lineup on Saturday.

It appears to be just a routine day of rest for the young outfielder. Andrew Lambo is making the start in left field and hitting seventh against Jimmy Nelson and the Brewers on Saturday.
Apr 11 - 2:57 PM

Gregory Polanco finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a steal in the Pirates' loss to the Reds on Thursday.

Polanco singled and stole second base in the fourth inning and then slapped a run-scoring single to center field in the top of the fifth. He did, however, fail to secure a line drive in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave the Reds their walkoff run. The ultra-talented 23-year-old outfielder has recorded at least one hit in each of the Pirates' first three games.
Apr 9 - 4:32 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
2Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jung Ho Kang
2Jordy Mercer
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jose Tabata
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Brandon Cumpton