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Gregory Polanco | Outfielder | #25

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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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Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Monday that Gregory Polanco won't play winter ball.
Polanco previously indicated interest in playing in the Dominican Winter League, but apparently the Pirates weren't too keen on the idea. Instead, he'll turn his efforts toward training in preparation for 2018. Polanco made three trips to the disabled list with hamstring issues this year and struggled to a .251/.305/.391 batting line. Tue, Nov 7, 2017 09:48:00 AM

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Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' starting lineup Thursday versus the Nationals.

Jordan Luplow will start in right field and bat fifth against Washington right-hander Edwin Jackson. Adam Frazier and David Freese are also sitting Thursday.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 03:35:00 PM

Gregory Polanco went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.

The Bucs pounded out 14 hits against Lance Lynn and company, with Polanco contributing three of them in the winning effort. It had to be a huge relief for the 26-year-old, who had just two hits in his previous 25 at-bats coming in. Injury and inconsistency have marked this season for Polanco, who is hitting .253/.308/.391 through 103 games. We've seen that he's capable of better, and will expect more from him in 2018.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 12:26:00 AM

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

It's just a normal day off for Polanco. Jordan Luplow will start in right field in his place and hit sixth versus Milwaukee right-hander Chase Anderson.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 04:31:00 PM

Gregory Polanco went 3-for-4 as his team fell to the Cardinals on Saturday.

He singled twice and doubled once but didn't factor into the scoring in the loss. He now owns a .258 batting average with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 93 games. He's swiped eight bags in nine tries. The youngster has battled some injuries this year and has been one of the bigger disappointments in fantasy circles.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 11:32:00 PM

Gregory Polanco finished 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his return from the disabled list Friday against the Cardinals.

Polanco was inserted right into the third spot in the lineup tonight, even though he just missed three weeks and wasn't playing very well before going down. He'll probably sit one of the next two games since he's still not 100 percent recovered from his strained hamstring.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 01:14:00 AM

Pirates activated OF Gregory Polanco from the 10-day disabled list.

The good news is Polanco is back after missing nearly a month with a strained left hamstring. The bad news is he's not expected to be an everyday player down the stretch, as manager Clint Hurdle plans to mix in Jordan Luplow and Adam Frazier. The reduced role combined with Polanco's disappointing performance this season makes him a sketchy fantasy option for the final weeks.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 02:40:00 PM

Gregory Polanco (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Adam Frazier (hamstring) is set to return, as well. Polanco will not be an everyday player down the stretch, as the Pirates will mix-and-match in right field with him, Frazier and Jordan Luplow. "I'm probably going to juggle it a bit," manager Clint Hurdle said. "We're probably not going to extend days played for either Adam or Gregory at this time. It might be a game in, a game out. I do anticipate wanting to find time for Luplow and also getting Gregory in position … to finish with offensive swing and defensive mobility."
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 12:44:00 PM

Gregory Polanco (hamstring) ran the bases on Wednesday.

Polanco has been out of action for close to a month due to a strained left hamstring. The team is optimistic that he will be able to return to the fray by the end of the week.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 04:37:00 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Friday that he expects to get Gregory Polanco (hamstring), Adam Frazier (hamstring) and Francisco Cervelli (quad) back "within a week."

Polanco will have missed nearly a month of action by that time with a strained left hamstring. It's been one injury after another this season for the outfielder, as he's managed to play only 91 games
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 04:13:00 PM

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

He has also resumed throwing, but the big test for Polanco's injured left hamstring will be running and agility drills and he is not quite there yet. The 25-year-old outfielder has been out since August 13 and is probably at least 10 days away from returning to the Pirates' active roster.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 10:29:00 AM

Pirates placed OF Gregory Polanco on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 13, with a left hamstring strain.

Polanco suffered the injury during Saturday's game against the Blue Jays and will now hit the DL with the third time this year. It's a tough break for the Pirates as they attempt to hang around in the NL Central race.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 03:41:00 PM

Gregory Polanco (hamstring) is not in the Pirates' starting lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.

Polanco exited Saturday's game after experiencing minor discomfort in his left hamstring. Consider him day-to-day for now. Sean Rodriguez will start in right field and bat sixth Sunday versus Toronto left-hander J.A. Happ.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 12:27:00 PM

Gregory Polanco was removed from Saturday's game due to left hamstring discomfort.

Polanco fouled a ball off of his foot during Friday's game and now suffered a hamstring issue on Saturday. It wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out on Sunday as a precautionary measure to get over these ailments.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 03:21:00 PM

Gregory Polanco was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Blue Jays with an apparent foot injury.

Polanco fouled a ball off of his foot on Friday, but X-rays came back negative. He appeared to aggravate the injury when chasing a fly ball and came up hobbling on Saturday. He'll head for further evaluation, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him miss a game or two.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 02:38:00 PM

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C1Francisco Cervelli
2Elias Diaz
3Jacob Stallings
1B1Josh Bell
2Jose Osuna
2B1Josh Harrison
2Sean Rodriguez
3Max Moroff
4Chris Bostick
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1David Freese
2Colin Moran
LF1Adam Frazier
2Jordan Luplow
3Todd Cunningham
CF1Starling Marte
2Austin Meadows
RF1Gregory Polanco
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2Jameson Taillon
3Chad Kuhl
4Trevor Williams
5Tyler Glasnow
6Joe Musgrove
7Dario Agrazal
8Luis Escobar
Relief Pitcher
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2Daniel Hudson
3Michael Feliz
4George Kontos
5Edgar Santana
6A.J. Schugel
7Jordan Milbrath
8Steven Brault
9Nik Turley
10Dovydas Neverauskas
11Jack Leathersich
12Kyle Crick
13Nick Burdi
14Richard Rodriguez