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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
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Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Yankees beat the Pirates 2-1 on Sunday.
Polanco's run-scoring double in the third inning increased the Bucs' advantage to 2-0 and proved to be the difference in the ballgame. He's off to a slow start offensively in 2017, slashing .236/.311/.309 with no homers and four RBI. Apr 23 - 4:41 PM

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Gregory Polanco (groin) is back in the Pirates' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

He'll start in left field and bat cleanup versus Cardinals right-hander Mike Leake. Andrew McCutchen is back in center field as the Pirates cope with Starling Marte's 80-game PED suspension. Adam Frazier is in right.
Apr 18 - 5:34 PM

Gregory Polanco (groin) had a pinch-hit RBI double in Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

It was the only run of the game for the Pirates. Polanco has been held out of the starting lineup for three straight games due to right groin soreness, but the expectation is that he'll be back in there Tuesday.
Apr 18 - 8:47 AM

Gregory Polanco (groin) is expected to return to the Pirates' lineup Tuesday.

A sore right groin is keeping Polanco out of the lineup Monday for a third straight game, but he went through a pregame workout and will be available off the bench. The outfielder will be back in the lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals' Mike Leake.
Apr 17 - 4:16 PM

Gregory Polanco (groin) is out of the Pirates' lineup again Monday against the Cardinals.

Polanco has now missed three straight starts with right groin discomfort, but the good news is he will be available off the bench Monday. Adam Frazier will get another start in left field and hit leadoff against right-hander Lance Lynn. Polanco figures to be back in there Tuesday.
Apr 17 - 2:47 PM

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

Polanco has now sat out two straight with a sore right groin. He's considered day-to-day. Adam Frazier is in left field. The Pirates also have David Freese at first base, Josh Harrison at third, Phil Gosselin at second and Josh Bell on the bench against southpaw Jon Lester.
Apr 16 - 10:45 AM

Gregory Polanco was scratched from the Pirates' starting lineup on Saturday due to right groin discomfort.

The injury isn't believed to be serious and Polanco is considered day-to-day. Alen Hanson will take his place in left field and bat eighth for the Pirates.
Apr 15 - 12:17 PM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Reds.

Adam Frazier will patrol left field and bat eighth with the Reds throwing left-hander Amir Garrett. Polanco is off to a rough start this season, batting just .241/.290/.276 with zero home runs and one RBI in seven games. He does have two stolen bases.
Apr 12 - 1:59 PM

Gregory Polanco went 4-for-4 while driving in a run, scoring two more and stealing a base to lead the Pirates to a 6-4 victory over the Braves on Saturday.

He singled and scored in the second inning, doubled and scored in the third, singled in the fifth, and drove in a run with a single in the 6th (and was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double). He owned only one hit in three games before breaking out today. Last year he batted .258/.323/.463 with 22 home runs, 86 RBI and 17 stolen bases.
Apr 8 - 11:25 PM

Gregory Polanco (shoulder) will serve as the Pirates' designated hitter in Monday's season opener.

Polanco is still battling some soreness in his left shoulder, so the Pirates will take advantage of having the DH available and allow him to only hit. He could wind up serving as the DH for all three games in Boston. Adam Frazier will get the start in left field and will also bat leadoff.
Apr 2 - 3:09 PM

Gregory Polanco (shoulder) will hit and run the bases in a minor league game on Thursday.

Polanco put in 10 minor league AB's at Pirate City on Wednesday and also threw from 90 feet out. He is rehabbing from left shoulder discomfort which sidelined him from spring play over the weekend. Assuming he suffers no set-back with Thursday's light minors action, he will play seven innings in the outfield at Pirate City on Friday. These are all positive signs for his Opening Day availability.
Mar 29 - 4:41 PM

Gregory Polanco (shoulder) saw 10 at-bats on the minor league side at Pirate City on Wednesday.

He also threw from a distance of 90 feet. It's good news for Polanco, who has been dealing with discomfort in his left shoulder over the past few days. He's slated to play in a game on Friday, so he's trending in the right direction leading into Opening Day.
Mar 29 - 2:56 PM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Wednesday that Gregory Polanco won't travel with the team to Montreal due to "a technical glitch" with his passport.

The issue is related to travel from the World Baseball Classic. It's expected to be cleared up soon and won't impact his ability to play when the team travels to Toronto later this season. More importantly, Polanco hasn't played since Thursday due to discomfort in his left shoulder. The Pirates remain optimistic about his ability to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 29 - 12:00 PM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Tuesday of Gregory Polanco (shoulder) that the team is "still optimistic that he'll be a go."

Polanco has been on the shelf for a few days due to a sore left shoulder and he won't resume throwing until at least this weekend. The shoulder has been a recurring issue for him, including during the second half last season. He's still hitting and the Pirates remain hopeful, but this situation obviously should be monitored closely.
Mar 28 - 5:47 PM

Gregory Polanco (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing and won't do so until at least this weekend.

Polanco hasn't played in a few days due to soreness in his left shoulder, which is something that he's dealt with off and on for a few years, including during the second half last season. He has been able to hit the last couple days and is receiving treatment. At this point the Pirates don't seem concerned that it's a big deal, but it's certainly something worth tracking.
Mar 27 - 5:06 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Alen Hanson
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
CF1Starling Marte
RF1Andrew McCutchen
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Tyler Glasnow
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Watson
2Daniel Hudson
3Felipe Rivero
4Juan Nicasio
5Antonio Bastardo
6Trevor Williams
7Wade LeBlanc