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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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Pirates activated OF Gregory Polanco from the 10-day disabled list.
Polanco was on the disabled list for exactly 10 days with a strained left hamstring. He is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Braves, but the 25-year-old outfielder should be available off the bench and he figures to start Friday's series opener versus the Mets. Polanco owns a disappointing .252/.336/.370 batting line with one home run and six stolen bases in 34 games this season. May 25 - 10:13 AM

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Gregory Polanco (hamstring) ran the bases Wednesday at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.

Polanco will meet with manager Clint Hurdle and the Pirates' medical staff on Thursday to determine whether he is ready to be activated from the disabled list. "Early responses have been positive," head trainer Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday. "He feels really good right now." Polanco has been on the 10-day disabled list since May 17, retroactive to May 15, with a strained left hamstring.
May 25 - 9:06 AM

Gregory Polanco (hamstring) took on-field batting practice Tuesday evening.

He also took additional hacks in an indoor cage and did some light running. "I feel so good," Polanco said after the workout. "I'm going to get back in the lineup soon." It sounds like the 25-year-old outfielder could be activated from the disabled list this weekend, forgoing a minor league rehab assignment.
May 23 - 10:33 PM

Gregory Polanco (hamstring) will be shut down for two days before he resumes his rehab.

Polanco was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring earlier on Wednesday. He initially hurt the hamstring on Sunday. The team believes that they caught this one relatively early, which could help limit the amount of time in which he is sidelined. He will first be eligible to return from the disabled list on May 25.
May 17 - 4:41 PM

Pirates placed OF Gregory Polanco on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 15, with a strained left hamstring.

Polanco initially suffered the injury on Sunday and wasn't making enough progress on the sidelines to warrant a spot on the Pirates' active roster. He'll aim to return next weekend. John Jaso is in right field and batting second with Adam Frazier in left field and leading off on Wednesday night against the Nationals. Danny Ortiz has been called up from Triple-A to fill the vacant 25-man roster spot.
May 17 - 3:43 PM

Gregory Polanco (hamstring) remains out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Nationals.

John Jaso will start in right field and bat second versus Nationals right-hander Jacob Turner. Adam Frazier is starting in left field and leading off. Polanco has been sidelined since leaving Sunday's series finale against the Diamondbacks with discomfort in his left hamstring. He is still considered day-to-day.
May 17 - 2:24 PM

Gregory Polanco (hamstring) is not in Tuesday's lineup versus the Nationals.

Polanco left Sunday's game with left hamstring discomfort and apparently isn't back to 100 percent just yet. Adam Frazier will start in left field and hit leadoff.
May 16 - 2:52 PM

Gregory Polanco left Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks due to left hamstring discomfort.

Polanco tweaked his hamstring while making an excellent running catch in the third inning and left the game two innings later. He'll be re-evaluated on Monday. Polanco has just started to get things going at the plate, batting .333 (11-for-33) with one home run and four doubles over 10 games.
May 15 - 8:37 AM

Gregory Polanco broke up Zack Greinke's no-hitter with a solo home run to lead off the eighth inning in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Polanco actually launched two balls into the right field seats during that pivotal at-bat. The first hooked just foul. Then, a few pitches later, Polanco uncorked for an almost identical fly ball to right. That one held fair. The dinger was his first of the season and Polanco is now working to a .241/.333/.361 triple-slash over the course of 108 at-bats.
May 12 - 12:27 AM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced Tuesday that Gregory Polanco is again the club's everyday right fielder.

Polanco was moved to left this spring with Starling Marte taking over in center and Andrew McCutchen shifting to right, but Marte's 80-game PED suspension has obviously complicated things. Cutch is back in center for the Bucs and Polanco will now officially return to right field.
May 9 - 8:27 PM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored against the Brewers on Friday.

Polanco had just one RBI over his previous 14 games. The 25-year-old is still looking for his first home run this season and owns a disappointing .233/.324/.322 batting line overall.
May 6 - 12:57 AM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Tuesday against the Reds.

He's sitting in favor of Jose Osuna, who is making his first career start in left field. Polanco has had a quiet year to this point, hitting just .235 with no homers, four RBI and five steals.
May 2 - 2:51 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Alen Hanson
3Gift Ngoepe
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
CF1Starling Marte
RF1Andrew McCutchen
2Daniel Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Tyler Glasnow
6Trevor Williams
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Watson
2Daniel Hudson
3Felipe Rivero
4Juan Nicasio
5Antonio Bastardo
6Johnny Barbato
7Wade LeBlanc
8Josh Lindblom
9Jhan Marinez