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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
Contract: view contract details

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates have rekindled extension talks with outfielder Gregory Polanco.
Heyman reiterates that the two sides discussed a deal last May, where the Pirates offered a seven-year contract north of $50 million which included three team options. It's believed that Polanco opted against it because of low salaries involving the option years. Details of these new discussions aren't yet known and it's unclear if there will be a resolution by Opening Day. The 23-year-old Polanco has only been in the majors for less than one year and is under team control through 2020. Mar 30 - 5:16 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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Gregory Polanco homered off Randy Wolf as the Pirates beat a Blue Jays split-squad 8-3 on Saturday.

It was a two-run shot. Polanco also homered Friday against the Twins. Prior to yesterday, he had one extra-base hit in 37 at-bats for the spring.
Mar 28 - 4:35 PM

Gregory Polanco, who had just one extra-base hit in 37 at-bats this spring, homered and doubled Friday against the Twins.

That's better. The Pirates' faith in Polanco hasn't seemed to wane, and it still appears that the plan is to hit him second ahead of Andrew McCutchen. It's a great spot for his fantasy value, if he can hold on to it.
Mar 27 - 5:18 PM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Tuesday that "right field is probably Gregory Polanco's job to keep."

Travis Snider was the Pirates' main right fielder down the stretch last season with Polanco struggling, but the club will give their top prospect a chance to run away with the job next year. Polanco, 23, was a career .285/.356/.432 hitter in the minors and has loads of fantasy potential as a power/speed threat.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 07:42:00 PM

According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pirates are hesitant about Gregory Polanco or Starling Marte playing a full season of winter ball in the Dominican Republic.

Because Polanco and Marte each amassed well over 500 at-bats this season (in Polanco's case, that includes the minor leagues), they qualify for the "extreme fatigue" list, which means that the Pirates can limit a player's participation in winter ball. It sounds like they plan to do exactly that. "We are still working through how much we want them to play (in the Dominican Winter League)," said Pirates general manager Neal Huntington. "Gregory played a lot for us this year, as did Starling."
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Gregory Polanco went 1-for-5 with his first home run since August 10 as the Pirates easily defeated the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Polanco put the Pirates on the board in the first inning with his homer off of Clay Buchholz. Entering the game, Polanco had mustered a .397 OPS since his last home run. The 23-year-old rookie now has seven homers, 33 RBI, and a .240/.314/.351 slash line. Polanco has struggled this season, but big things are still expected of him in 2015.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 11:04:00 PM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Polanco's RBI infield single with the bases loaded capped the Pirates' scoring in their six-run fifth inning. Heading into the day he'd had just two hits in 14 at-bats since being recalled in early September. Polanco is batting .241/.315/.342 in what's been an up-and-down rookie season.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 04:37:00 PM

Gregory Polanco is out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Thursday against the Phillies.

Polanco is just 1-for-8 (.125) since being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on September 2. He's barely even a part-time player at this point. Travis Snider will start in right field Thursday for the Bucs.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 03:50:00 PM

Pirates recalled OF Gregory Polanco from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Polanco was sent to the minors on August 25 in the midst of a 1-for-30 slump. The Pirates need him to get back on track offensively as they try to work their way to the top of the National League Central standings. The 22-year-old outfielder is capable of carrying significant fantasy value down the stretch if he gets right.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Pirates optioned OF Gregory Polanco to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Polanco's major league career got off to a roaring start, but he was stuck in a 1-for-30 slump and had batted just .197/.247/.310 in 156 plate appearances since July 9. Some low-intensity games in the minors might help the 22-year-old outfielder get back on track. He's likely to return to Pittsburgh when rosters expand September 1.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 09:14:00 AM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

Polanco hasn't started a game since Monday. The rookie has just one hit in his last 27 at-bats, while Travis Snider has tallied four straight multi-hit games. The Pirates are fighting for a playoff spot, so they figure to continue to ride the hot hand.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 04:39:00 PM

Gregory Polanco is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

Starling Marte had a big game Monday night and Travis Snider is swinging the bat well, so Polanco will be the one to sit with Andrew McCutchen back in the lineup. It will be interesting to see how Clint Hurdle juggles this situation moving forward.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 03:33:00 PM

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

Polanco took Padres starter Tyson Ross deep for a two-run shot in the first inning. The homer was Polanco's sixth of the year, and the multi-hit game was his sixth in his last 10 games. The young outfielder is hitting .268/.333/.390 overall.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 05:14:00 PM

Gregory Polanco went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored Friday against the Padres.

Polanco had an RBI single in the first inning and later added a double and a triple. With five multi-hit games in his last eight, it's safe to say that the rookie outfielder is out of his recent funk.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 10:06:00 PM

Gregory Polanco knocked in four runs as the Pirates defeated the Marlins on Thursday.

Polanco singled in a pair of runs in the fourth, part of a three-run inning. He then doubled in two more runs in the eighth to pad the Pirates' lead to 7-0. Polanco hadn't been an offensive force in a game in a while, so it was good to see. He's slashing .259/.329/.363 with five home runs, 25 RBI, and 9 stolen bases.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 10:34:00 PM

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C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
4Wilkin Castillo
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
2Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
4Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
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S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Vance Worley
6Jeff Locke
7Chris Volstad
8Clayton Richard
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R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4John Holdzkom
5Jared Hughes
6Radhames Liz
7Stolmy Pimentel
8Rob Scahill
9Brandon Cumpton
10Arquimedes Caminero
11Blake Wood