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Jorge Polanco | Shortstop | #11

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 198
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / MIN
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Jorge Polanco received an 80-game suspension, without pay, for testing positive for performance -enhancing drugs.
Polanco tested positive for Stanozolol. It's unclear at the moment how the Twins will compensate for the loss of their starting shortstop and if they could possibly consider calling up top prospect Nick Gordon, or rely on a combination of Eduardo Escobar and Ehire Adrianza. Mar 18 - 5:05 PM

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Jorge Polanco went 2-for-3 and hit his first homer Tuesday versus the Orioles.

Polanco was just 2-for-15 this spring coming into this one. Though the Twins recently added Erick Aybar to compete for a spot, Polanco will remain their everyday shortstop this year.
Mar 6 - 4:42 PM

Jorge Polanco crunched a two-run homer on a 1-for-4 night during a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

He took closer Cody Allen deep with a runner aboard in the ninth inning. The 24-year-old shortstop continued his excellent second-half run that has been a major reason why the Twins are one win away from clinching a wild card slot. He has a .257 batting average with 13 home runs, 74 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 130 games. Most of that production has come since the All Star break.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 11:19:00 PM

Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored in a route of the Tigers on Sunday.

Polanco's homer was a solo shot to put the Twins out in front 1-0 in the first inning off of ineffective starter Buck Farmer. It gives him 12 on the year. He came into the day hitting .302/.364/.510 in the second half, and those numbers went up after a strong game today. Polanco is establishing himself as a long-term answer in Minnesota.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 03:42:00 PM

Jorge Polanco delivered a two-run single in the fifth inning on Thursday as the Twins topped the Blue Jays.

The two-run knock accounted for all of the Twins' scoring during the first nine innings of the contest Polanco finished the night 1-for-4 plus a walk and is now slashing .253/.312/.415 with 11 homers, 66 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 11:46:00 PM

Jorge Polanco went 2-for-3 with a game-winning, two-run single in the ninth inning to lead the Twins past the Royals 4-2 on Thursday.

Polanco bounced a Kelvin Herrera offering right back up the middle, plating two to give the Twins the late lead. Don't look now, but the 24-year-old has become a decent offensive producer this year, batting .262/.314/.418 with 10 homers and 10 steals. Twins manager Paul Molitor certainly thinks so -- he batted Polanco third Thursday, and not for the first time. His faith paid off in this game.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 02:00:00 AM

Jorge Polanco clubbed his 10th home run of the season on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Twins past the Royals.

Polanco opened the scoring in the ballgame with a two-run blast off of Royals' starter Jason Hammel in the first inning. He chipped in a sacrifice fly in the third inning, finishing the night 2-for-3 plus a walk. The hot-hitting shortstop is now slashing .258/.307/.416 with 10 homers and 58 RBI on the season.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 11:35:00 PM

Jorge Polanco hit solo homers from both sides of the plate to help the Twins beat the White Sox 6-4 on Tuesday.

Polanco had seven career homers in 441 at-bats right-handed and four homers in 192 at-bats left-handed coming into this one, but he's on fire right now, obviously. Six of his nine homers this year have come in August. 17 of his 36 extra-base hits have come this month. 22 of his 54 RBI have come this month. He's raised his OPS from .570 at the end of July to .712 now.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Jorge Polanco remained hot in Friday's win over the Blue Jays, going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in a win over the Blue Jays.

Polanco is one of many Twins' batters that have picked up the pace offensively since Miguel Sano hit the disabled list. He also drew a walk in the contest, reaching base safely four times in his five trips to the dish. Polanco is hitting .251/.299/.384 with seven homers, 52 RBI and eight swipes on the year.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 10:30:00 PM

Jorge Polanco had another strong game Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with a homer against the White Sox.

Polanco was turning into a non-factor at this time a month ago -- he started two games in a 12-day span at one point -- but he's on a big roll at the moment, homering in four straight contests. He had just three homers all season going into this series against the White Sox.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 11:34:00 PM

Jorge Polanco slugged a three-run homer as the Twins split Monday’s doubleheader against the White Sox.

Polanco entered Monday’s action with three homers through his first 94 games this season, so of course he connected for three-run homers in both games of the doubleheader. The 24-year-old is now riding a modest six-game hitting streak. He’s batting .245/.294/.363 overall.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 12:08:00 AM

Jorge Polanco hit a three-run homer, drew a walk, and scored two runs but the Twins fell to the White Sox in the first half of Monday's doubleheader.

Polanco scored on a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh and brought the Twins to within one run with his three-run shot in the top of the eighth, but that is where the offense ended for Minnesota. Polanco, 24, is batting .245/.294/.356 with four home runs, 44 RBI, and 40 runs scored in 95 games this season.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 08:52:00 PM

Jorge Polanco went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the Twins to a 5-4 win over the Brewers on Monday.

Polanco found himself glued to the bench for the final week of July, but now that the Twins have pretty much conceded, it makes sense to resume playing him regularly. As disappointing as he's been offensively -- he has a .602 OPS -- he has been a little better than expected at shortstop and he just turned 24 last month. His upside seems limited, but he could still prove to be a decent regular.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 12:56:00 AM

Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Royals on Saturday.

He drove in a run with an infield single in the third inning, then doubled home a run in the sixth. Polanco has taken a big step backward at the plate this year, slashing just .247/.296/.353 with three homers, 28 RBI, 26 runs and three steals in 258 plate appearances. He will turn 24 years old next week.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 06:30:00 PM

Jorge Polanco went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts versus the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Polanco's average has barely budged from .250 these last two months, but at least he wasn't striking out until recently. Now he's fanned 18 times in 19 games after striking out just 15 times in his first 40 starts. It doesn't seem like a great sign.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 10:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Jorge Polanco
2Eduardo Escobar
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
2Ryan LaMarre
DH1Logan Morrison
2Robbie Grossman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Lance Lynn
4Jake Odorizzi
5Kyle Gibson
6Phil Hughes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Addison Reed
3Taylor Rogers
4Trevor Hildenberger
5Ryan Pressly
6Zach Duke
7Trevor May
8Tyler Kinley
9Tyler Duffey