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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 is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs due to a stiff neck.
Polanco's current neck stiffness could be related to a Friday collision with the outfield wall. Matt Joyce will start in his place in left field and is batting fourth. Sep 28 - 6:30 PM

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Gregory Polanco (face) is back in the Pirates' lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

Polanco suffered a left facial contusion when he collided with the outfield fence on Friday, but he's feeling better now. He'll start in left field and bat second against John Lackey.
Sep 27 - 3:18 PM

Gregory Polanco (face) is out of the Pirates' lineup again Monday against the Cubs.

Polanco hasn't played since he suffered a left facial contusion when he collided face-first into the left field on Friday. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to action. Josh Bell is starting in right field on Monday while John Jaso will play first base.
Sep 26 - 4:34 PM

Gregory Polanco launched a two-run homer on Friday as the Pirates topped the Reds 9-7 in 10 innings.

His two-run blast off Robert Stephenson gave the Bucs an early 3-0 lead in the first inning. He also added a single in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-5 to raise his season slash to .265/.330/.486 to go along with 22 homers, 85 RBI and 13 swipes.
Sep 17 - 12:03 AM

Gregory Polanco was ejected from Sunday's game versus the Reds for arguing balls and strikes.

Polanco had an issue with home plate umpire Pat Hoberg's strike zone in the bottom of the third inning and evidently said too much. Adam Frazier replaced him in left field.
Sep 11 - 2:53 PM

Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against Jimmy Nelson and the Brewers.

In what would have been a nice matchup for Polanco, he'll take a seat in favor of Matt Joyce. Polanco is having a breakout season offensively, slashing .272/.338/.494 with 19 homers, 72 RBI and 11 stolen bases.
Aug 27 - 3:38 PM

Gregory Polanco went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

Polanco singled in a run in the first inning before launching solo shots in the third and fifth innings. The second one came off of southpaw Tony Sipp, giving Polanco five dingers off of lefties this season. He appears to be over his shoulder issue and is now up to .278/.345/.503 on the season with a career-high 19 home runs.
Aug 23 - 10:53 PM

Gregory Polanco doubled twice and scored a run in Monday's loss to the Astros.

He tallied the only run of the night for the Pirates, scoring on a David Freese infield single in the ninth inning. Polanco missed time earlier this month with a sore shoulder and hasn't done much at the plate in August, batting only .190. Hopefully this will get him going.
Aug 22 - 9:35 PM

Gregory Polanco had a two-run homer and a two-run single in the Pirates' 8-5 win over the Giants on Monday.

Polanco shouldn't have been hitting eighth like he was tonight, but it worked out nicely, especially with No. 7 hitter Francisco Cervelli reaching three times in front of him. Polanco has 17 homers in 103 games this year after combining for 16 in 242 games in his first two seasons.
Aug 16 - 2:29 AM

Gregory Polanco will bat eighth against the Giants on Monday.

Polanco was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Sunday and will hit in the lower part of the order against lefty Matt Moore. The 24-year-old is hitting just .146 (6-for-41) with three homers and a .595 OPS over his last 13 games.
Aug 15 - 6:45 PM

Making his first start in nearly a week, Gregory Polanco blasted a three-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

Polanco's shot off of Luis Perdomo was the game's decisive blow, as it broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning and proved to be the winning runs. He's battled a shoulder injury of late and might require additional days off down the stretch, but Polanco obviously needs to be in the lineup for fantasy owners anytime he's on the field.
Aug 9 - 11:56 PM

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

He will start in right field and bat cleanup versus Padres right-hander Luis Perdomo. Polanco missed several games in a row because of soreness in his left shoulder.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Perdomo has allowed a .364 wOBA to LH bats this year including a poor 1.76 HR/9 rate, so Polanco's upside out of the clean-up spot is worth targeting. Polanco doesn't strike out much against RHP (17.0%), but it's worth noting that Perdomo doesn't miss many LH bats (5.71 K/9). The Pirates outfielder is sporting a .368 wOBA, .218 ISO and 35.4 hard% against RHP in 2016.
Aug 9 - 5:14 PM

Gregory Polanco (shoulder) flied out as a pinch-hitter on Sunday afternoon against the Reds.

Polanco was held out of the starting lineup for a fourth straight game due to soreness in his left shoulder. He should return to full-time action early this week.
Aug 8 - 8:33 AM

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

Polanco has missed four straight contests with a sore left shoulder, although he remains available to pinch-hit. Matt Joyce is in right field in his place. The Pirates also have Eric Fryer catching in place of Francisco Cervelli, who is getting a breather.

Gregory Polanco (shoulder) remains out of the Pirates starting lineup on Saturday.

It's the third straight contest that he has missed with a sore left shoulder. Once again, Matt Joyce is starting in right field and will bat cleanup for the Pirates on Saturday.
Aug 6 - 3:20 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Eric Fryer
4Jacob Stallings
5Elias Diaz
1B1John Jaso
2Josh Bell
3Jason Rogers
2B1Josh Harrison
2Alen Hanson
3Chris Bostick
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Ryan Vogelsong
6Steven Brault
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Watson
2Neftali Feliz
3Felipe Rivero
4Jared Hughes
5Juan Nicasio
6Antonio Bastardo
7Jeff Locke
8A.J. Schugel
9Tyler Glasnow
10Drew Hutchison
11Trevor Williams
12Wade LeBlanc
13Zach Phillips
14Phil Coke