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Gregory Polanco | Outfielder | #25

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / PIT
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Gregory Polanco (leg) has returned to the Pirates starting lineup for Tuesday night's showdown against the Mariners.
He'll serve as the club's designated hitter and will bat second against Hisashi Iwakuma and the M's. Polanco did not start the past three games while battling discomfort in his left leg. Jun 28 - 7:36 PM

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Gregory Polanco (leg) struck out as a pinch-hitter Monday versus the Dodgers.

Polanco has been held out of the starting lineup for the past three games while battling left leg discomfort. Consider him day-to-day.
Jun 28 - 8:37 AM

Gregory Polanco (leg) is not in the Pirates' lineup Monday against the Dodgers.

Polanco hasn't been in the lineup the past three days while battling left leg discomfort, though he did strike out in a pinch-hitting appearance Sunday night. Utility man Sean Rodriguez is getting the nod in right field. He'll bat seventh against Dodgers lefty Scott Kazmir. Polanco remains day-to-day.
Jun 27 - 11:46 AM

Gregory Polanco (leg) is once again not in the Pirates starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers.

Polanco has been dealing with discomfort in his left leg which forced him to miss all three games of their weekend set against the Dodgers. It doesn't sound as though it's anything that will necessitate a trip to the disabled list, so expect him to rejoin the starting lineup early next week.
Jun 26 - 4:42 PM

Gregory Polanco (leg) remains out of the starting lineup Saturday versus the Dodgers.

Polanco is dealing with some discomfort in his left leg and apparently needs at least another day. Matt Joyce is getting another start in right field.
Jun 25 - 3:37 PM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday due to left leg discomfort.

The Pirates got Starling Marte (foot) back in the lineup Friday but now will be without Polanco. It's unclear how Polanco was injured, but it appears to be a day-to-day situation. Matt Joyce has taken his spot in right field.
Jun 24 - 4:10 PM

Gregory Polanco went 3-for-5 and hit his 10th bomb of the season Wednesday versus the Giants.

Polanco took Jeff Samardzija deep in the second inning for a three-run blast. The three RBI give him 42 on the season. After two sub-par years the 24-year-old had lost much of his prospect luster, but he has been one of the biggest breakout hitters of the 2016 campaign thus far. He is now batting .301 with a .906 OPS. Polanco also helps his owners with his feet. He stole 27 bases last year and is sitting on nine steals so far this year, although he has been caught five times. The 10 home runs is already a career high. He is a big kid and is more likely to be a power hitter than a speedster as he matures.
Jun 22 - 11:26 PM

Gregory Polanco is getting the day off Saturday.

Sean Rodriguez will start in right field and bat seventh versus Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. Polanco has struggled a bit in June after roaring through April and May.
Jun 18 - 5:03 PM

Gregory Polanco rapped three doubles in five at-bats during a loss to the Mets on Wednesday night.

Polanco's breakout season continues. The 24-year old's .308/.387/.555 slash line is one of the best in baseball. Polanco is a good case study for the fact that even elite prospects usually need a couple of years in the majors before they become stars. Polanco was a below average player in 2014 and 2015 but has really turned it on this season.
Jun 8 - 11:51 PM

Gregory Polanco slugged his ninth home run of the season Saturday in the Pirates' 8-7 win over the Angels.

Jung Ho Kang and Matt Joyce also went deep in the afternoon victory at PNC Park. Polanco missed some time recently with discomfort in his left foot, but everything appears fine now. The 24-year-old outfielder is slashing .308/.387/.559 with 37 RBI and 39 runs scored in 59 games this season for Pittsburgh.
Jun 4 - 7:24 PM

Gregory Polanco (foot) has returned to the Pirates starting lineup on Friday.

Polanco sat out Wednesday and Thursday's contests due to a sore left foot. He's back in his customary third slot in manager Clint Hurdle's lineup for Friday's series-opener against Jered Weaver and the Angels.
Jun 3 - 6:41 PM

Gregory Polanco (foot) drew an intentional walk as a pinch-hitter in Thursday's loss to the Marlins.

Polanco has missed the last two starts with a sore left foot, but X-rays turned up negative and he could be back in the lineup as soon as Friday.
Jun 3 - 8:10 AM

X-rays turned up negative on Gregory Polanco's left foot and he could be available off the bench Thursday.

Polanco was scratched from the Pirates' starting lineup on Wednesday night after complaining of discomfort in his left foot, but it's nothing serious. Matt Joyce is starting in right field and batting eighth Thursday versus Marlins left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
Jun 2 - 3:57 PM

Gregory Polanco (foot) is out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Thursday night.

Polanco was scratched on Wednesday due to left foot discomfort and there was talk of him being sent for X-rays, but it's not clear whether that happened. There should be an update from the Pirates at some point Thursday. Matt Joyce is starting in right field and batting eighth against Marlins lefty Wei-Yin Chen.
Jun 2 - 3:38 PM

Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review hears that Gregory Polanco (foot) will "likely" undergo an X-ray on Wednesday.

Polanco woke with increased discomfort in his foot and is visiting a doctor on Wednesday. That visit, coupled with an X-ray, should shed more light on the exact nature of his injury. He is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins.
Jun 1 - 4:20 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Erik Kratz
4Elias Diaz
1B1John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Adam Frazier
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jon Niese
4Jeff Locke
5Jameson Taillon
6Chad Kuhl
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Arquimedes Caminero
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6A.J. Schugel
7Ryan Vogelsong
8Juan Nicasio