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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
Contract: view contract details

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Facing his Pirates team, Gregory Polanco went 3-for-3 with a double and two walks Wednesday in a 10-6 exhibition victory for the Dominican Republic.
Starling Marte went 2-for-3 and knocked in two for the D.R. Those two teammates will be starting outfielders for the Dominican Republic throughout the WBC, with Jose Bautista manning the other spot in the outfield and Nelson Cruz DHing. Mar 8 - 4:59 PM

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Gregory Polanco finished 3-for-3 with a pair of steals as the Pirates topped the Orioles 6-2 on Saturday.

Polanco opened last year looking like a possible top-20 fantasy outfielder. He couldn't maintain it, in part due to injury, but he has a good chance of getting there and staying there this year.
Feb 25 - 4:27 PM

Gregory Polanco received platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections in his left knee and left shoulder on Monday, reports Matt Gajtka of

Polanco established new career-highs with 22 homers, 86 RBI, and a .786 OPS this season, but he came down with a shoulder issue in late June and hit just .220/.267/.414 during the second half. And while we didn't hear much about the knee this year, it's worth noting that he received a platelet-rich plasma injection in the very same knee last offseason. Look for improved production if he can put these issues behind him going into 2017.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 03:59:00 PM

Gregory Polanco (neck) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base Friday versus the Cardinals.

Polanco was held out of Wednesday’s lineup due to a stiff neck, but he’s feeling better now. The Pirates have already ruled out teammate Starling Marte (back) for the remainder of the season.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 12:56:00 AM

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.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 06:30:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 03:18:00 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.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 04:34:00 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.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 12:03:00 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.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 02:53:00 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.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 03:38:00 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.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 10:53:00 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.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 09:35:00 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.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 02:29:00 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.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 06:45:00 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.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 11:56:00 PM

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C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
3Jose Osuna
4Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Josh Harrison
2Alen Hanson
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
CF1Starling Marte
2Eury Perez
RF1Andrew McCutchen
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S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Tyler Glasnow
5Chad Kuhl
6Steven Brault
7Drew Hutchison
8Josh Lindblom
9Brandon Cumpton
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Watson
2Daniel Hudson
3Felipe Rivero
4Jared Hughes
5Juan Nicasio
6Antonio Bastardo
7Trevor Williams
8A.J. Schugel
9Wade LeBlanc
10Tyler Webb
11Jason Stoffel
12Dan Runzler