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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
Contract: view contract details

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Gregory Polanco hit his 14th home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.
The home run, a solo shot in the eighth inning, came off lefty reliever Will Smith, his third homer of the year against a southpaw. Polanco hit some rough patches in June and July, but he's shown signs of a resurgence in recent games. After Saturday's game, the 24-year-old is hitting .287/.360/.499 on the year. Jul 31 - 12:02 AM

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Gregory Polanco is out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Mariners.

Polanco went 4-for-5 and slugged his 13th home run of the season on Tuesday night against Seattle, but Sean Rodriguez will start in right field and bat seventh Wednesday versus Mariners lefty James Paxton.
Jul 27 - 2:17 PM

Gregory Polanco went 4-for-5 and hit his 13th homer Tuesday against the Mariners.

Polanco has been a thoroughly mediocre hitter since the beginning of June, but we'd like to think he still has a nice run in him prior to season's end. A big game against Felix Hernandez would be a nice way to start to turn it around.
Jul 26 - 10:53 PM

Gregory Polanco (hamstring) is back in the Pirates' lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.

Polanco hasn't played since July 8 due to a tight left hamstring, but he apparently feels ready to give it a go. He's batting second against righty Junior Guerra in his return to action.
Jul 19 - 3:26 PM

Gregory Polanco (hamstring) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Polanco hasn't played since July 8 due to a strained hamstring. If he's not ready to play by Tuesday after Monday's off day, the Pirates could consider a disabled list stint. Josh Harrison is also sitting out Sunday, as the Bucs have Matt Joyce in right field and Adam Frazier at second base.
Jul 17 - 11:06 AM

Gregory Polanco (hamstring) is not in the Pirates' lineup Saturday against the Nationals.

Manager Clint Hurdle said he probably won't play on Sunday either. Sean Rodriguez will spell Polanco in right field and bat fifth against Nats hurler Tanner Roark. The Pirates will likely wait until Tuesday to decide if Polanco will be placed on the disabled list.
Jul 16 - 6:22 PM

Gregory Polanco (hamstring) is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday night against the Nationals.

Polanco is still nursing a hamstring injury that began bothering him July 8. Having a full All-Star break undoubtedly helped, but he remains day-to-day as the second half gets underway. Matt Joyce is in right field and batting fifth Friday versus Stephen Strasburg.
Jul 15 - 4:58 PM

Gregory Polanco (hamstring) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

He's now missed two straight starts with a tight hamstring. Polanco should be ready to go for the start of the second half. Adam Frazier is filling in in right field.
Jul 10 - 11:09 AM

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

Polanco was forced to make an early exit on Friday due to a tight hamstring, and it appears as though it's still bothering him. Manager Clint Hurdle already said Polanco won't start Sunday's game either. Sean Rodriguez will draw the start in right field and bat sixth for the Pirates on Saturday.
Jul 9 - 3:39 PM

Gregory Polanco was removed from Friday's game against the Cubs with a tight hamstring.

He sustained the injury while running to first base during his last at-bat. He'll head for further evaluation. Expect an update on his status after the conclusion of Friday's game.
Jul 8 - 10:05 PM

Gregory Polanco launched a pair of home runs in Monday's victory over the Cardinals.

Polanco smacked a two-run shot to right field in the sixth and then ripped a solo blast to the opposite field in the eighth. The young outfielder had been in a power drought with just one dinger since June 5. The big day has pushed Polanco's season line up to .298/.375/.523, and he now has 12 homers and 50 RBI.
Jul 4 - 6:48 PM

Gregory Polanco (leg) is in the Pirates' starting lineup Monday against the Cardinals.

Polanco has been battling left leg discomfort for the last 10 days, but it's obviously nothing too serious. He is starting in right field and batting second Monday versus Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez.
Jul 4 - 12:51 PM

Gregory Polanco (leg) went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored Tuesday against the Mariners in his return to action.

Polanco was held out of the starting lineup for the past three games due to left leg discomfort, but he felt well enough to DH on Tuesday. Look for him to return to the field soon.
Jun 29 - 8:31 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Eric Fryer
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
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jeff Locke
4Jameson Taillon
5Tyler Glasnow
6Steven Brault
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Watson
2Arquimedes Caminero
3Felipe Rivero
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6Juan Nicasio
7Ryan Vogelsong
8Jon Niese