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25 Gregory Polanco RF
Height/Weight: 6-5/220 | Birthdate: 9/14/1991 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Pittsburgh | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 92/63 | Average Draft Position: 159.67
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Pirates hope day off for Gregory Polanco pays off


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) With Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco in an 0-for-18 slump, manager Clint Hurdle gave Polanco the day off Wednesday in the hopes of turning his luck around, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"It's been a hard stretch here lately," Hurdle said. "He's fighting, he wants to play, he wants to compete. I think sometimes you've got to unplug him. He's out there [Wednesday] trying to get some work in and do some things. We'll take it one day at a time."


Pirates insert Josh Harrison in RF for Gregory Polanco


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco was not included in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Minnesota.

Polanco will take a seat after an 0-for-5 performance the previous night. He also stranded five baserunners in that game. Polanco is hitting .177 (11 for 62) with four RBI over his last 17 games. Manager Clint Hurdle moved Josh Harrison to right field with Jung Ho Kang at third on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh is favored (-150) at home against Minnesota, per VegasInsider.com.


Pirates RF Gregory Polanco set to sit Saturday in Wrigley


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) A matchup against tough left-hander Jon Lester has Pirates right fielder and leadoff hitter Gregory Polanco benched Saturday against the host Cubs.

Sean Rodriguez is taking his place in the field and Josh Harrison in the lineup.

Polanco is 3-for-17 against southpaws this season and has one hit in his last 13 at-bats overall as his average has slipped to .252, its lowest point since April 15.


Pirates going without Andrew McCutchen on Thursday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen is not in Thursday's lineup against the Phillies. More than likely, this is just a day off for the veteran. 

After a cold start in April, McCutchen has seen his batting average rise as he's recorded hits in seven of his last eight games. 

Outfielder Gregory Polanco is back in the lineup and hitting first. First baseman Pedro Alvarez is hitting fifth. Third baseman Jung Ho Kang is hitting sixth and catcher Chris Stewart is batting ninth. 


Pirates' Gregory Polanco and Pedro Alvarez not starting Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/13/2015) With a left-hander on the mound Wednesday, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has juggled his lineup for the matchup against the Phillies.

Left-handed batters Gregory Polanco and Pedro Alvarez are out of the lineup, while Corey Hart covers right field and Sean Rodriguez handles first base. Josh Harrison will move up to the leadoff spot in the order.

Second baseman Neil Walker is sliding down to the seventh spot in the lineup. This is the first time all season he has hit lower than sixth in the order.


Gregory Polanco gets two RBI in Pirates' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco drove in two runs in Tuesday's win over Philadelphia. 

Polanco went 1 for 5. He's now hitting .268 with 11 RBI. 


Pirates' Polanco, Walker, Alvarez out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) The Pirates are using Sunday to give several players a break from starting, as right fielder Gregory Polanco, second baseman Neil Walker and first baseman Pedro Alvarez are not in the lineup against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are sending a lefty to the mound, making it the first time in 10 games that the Pirates have faced a lefty starter. Polanco and Alvarez have been in the lineup for that entire stretch but also sat in the team's last game against a southpaw. The switch-hitting Walker also received last Sunday off from starting.

With the shakeup to the lineup, Josh Harrison will man second and return to the leadoff spot, while Jung Ho Kang will bat second and play third base.

The Pirates are favorites (-115) at home Sunday.


Pirates' Gregory Polanco gets two hits, stolen base


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco went 2 for 3 with a walk in Saturday's 11-inning loss to St. Louis. 

Polanco scored the Pirates' only run of the game and lifted his average to .291. He also stole his eighth base of the season. 


Pirates RF Gregory Polanco to hit leadoff Friday vs. Cardinals


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco his hitting leadoff for the first time this season on Friday. Polanco had been mainly been batting in the No. 2 position for manager Clint Hurdle. But he has been hitting well lately, slashing .310/.333/.517 over his last eight games. 

Josh Harrison, who had been the Pirates' leadoff hitter, is batting second against the Cardinals on Friday. 


Pirates OF Gregory Polanco returns to lineup Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco returned to the starting lineup Wednesday against the Cubs after missing two starts due to a groin injury.

Polanco is batting .359 (14 for 39) with one home run, five doubles, five RBI, 10 runs and five stolen bases in his last 11 games (nine starts).


Gregory Polanco out of Pirates lineup for second straight


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) A groin injury will keep Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco out of the lineup for the second straight game. 

Sean Rodriguez gets his second start of the season in right field for the Pirates, replacing Polanco. He's hitting eighth in the order. 

The Pirates are +107 money line underdogs at the Cubs. 


Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco scratched from lineup Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco was scratched from Monday's game against the Cubs with groin tightness, the team announced.

"It really wasn't loosening up, so we stayed away from him," manger Clint Hurdle said, per MLB.com.

Polanco will receive treatment and be re-evaluated during the game, according to the report. Manager Clint Hurdle said after the game Polanco is day to day with the injury and suffered it while running the bases against the Diamondbacks over the weekend, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Andrew Lambo will replace him in the starting lineup and bat second. Lambo is hitting .056 with one hit in 18 at-bats this season.


Pirates' Gregory Polanco gets 3 hits in win over Diamondbacks


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco recorded three hits during Sunday afternoon's 8-0 win over the Diamondbacks. 

Polanco went 3 for 5 with one RBI. He also scored three runs in the game. One of his hits went for a double, his seventh of the season. He's now hitting .288/.307/.425 for the season. 


Pirates, Polanco came within $1 million of a seven-year agreement


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The Pirates and outfielder Gregory Polanco came within approximately $1 million on a seven-year agreement before the start of the season, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports.

The two sides previously discussed a deal, but talks stalled over the three team options, which were said to be in the $11-to-13-million range. The 23-year-old is off to a solid start this season, batting .323 (18 for 60) with six doubles, a home run and six RBI in 15 games.


Pirates OF Polanco remains on roll with three-hit Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is officially hot. He has not only hit safely and scored at least one run in six of his last seven games, he recorded his second three-hit performance in a week Thursday against the visiting Cubs.

Polanco slammed a double and two singles in the win, driving in runs in the sixth and seventh innings and raising his batting average to .300 for the first time this season. He has 11 hits in his last 25 at-bats.


Pirates left fielder Gregory Polanco rips first homer of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Pirates left fielder Gregory Polanco went 2 for 4 at the plate in Pittsburgh's 4-3 win over the Cubs Wednesday. Polanco did his damage in the fifth inning when he ripped a lead off home run over the right field wall off of Jason Hammel, his first of the year.

Polanco, who also struck out once, is hitting well to begin the season, posting a .268 average with four RBI in 56 at-bats.


Pirates' Gregory Polanco, Pedro Alvarez back in the lineup Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco and first baseman Pedro Alvarez are back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Cubs, the team announced.

Polanco got the day off Tuesday with Sean Rodriguez getting the start in right. Polanco is hitting .250 with four doubles and three RBI in 52 at-bats this season. Alvarez got his first day off of the season Tuesday, allowing Corey Hart to take over at first. Alvarez is hitting .227 with four home runs and seven RBI in 44 at-bats this season.

The Pirates are currently the favorites (-110) against Chicago.


Pirates bench Polanco, Alvarez on Tuesday against Cubs lefty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco and first baseman Pedro Alvarez had missed one start between them heading into Tuesday. But both are absent from the lineup against Cubs southpaw Travis Wood.

Alvarez has been particularly unproductive against Wood. He is 1 for 18 against him lifetime. Polanco has just one hit agianst lefties this season.


Pirates, OF Gregory Polanco came close to seven-year guarantee


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) The Pirates and outfielder Gregory Polanco were on the verge of a seven-year guarantee, but got hung up on the option years again, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Per the report, Polanco met with some teammates for advice, and they didn't necessarily advise Polanco to rush to sign a long deal with team options.

Polanco is hitting .200 (7 for 35) with a walk, two stolen bases, two doubles and two RBI in eight games.


Pirates outfielder Starling Marte out of the lineup Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has decided to go with Corey Hart in right field Tuesday and moved Gregory Polanco to left, pushing Starling Marte to the bench, the team announced.

Hart has made one start so far this season and is hitting .500 in six at-bats. He is a career .269 hitter while playing right field and .268 while batting fifth.

"He's just being challenged right now," Hurdle said. "We've seen Starling get in some funks. He's been able to work his way out of them. One of the ways you help him is just to sit him down, give him a chance to catch his breath."

 He is hitting just .115 with 14 strikeouts in 26 at-bats this season. The Pirates are currently the favorites (-120) over the Tigers Tuesday.


Pirates' Andrew McCutchen returns to lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is back in the lineup Sunday and batting third in his team's matchup with the Brewers.

McCutchen came out of Friday's game with knee soreness and did not play Saturday. He's 2 for 16 with one home run this season but has extensive experience against Sunday starter Kyle Lohse, batting .317 with two home runs and eight RBI in 41 at-bats.

The Pirates are resting third baseman Josh Harrison Sunday, with Jung Ho Kang making the start at the hot corner. Gregory Polanco is leading off for the Pirates Sunday.

The Pirates are underdogs (+105) against the Brewers Sunday.


Pirates discussing new contract with OF Gregory Polanco


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) The Pirates and outfielder Gregory Polanco have begun negotiating a new contract a week before the season is set to begin, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

The two sides previously discussed a deal in the seven-year, $50 million range before talks stalled. It's uncertain if the Pirates and Polanco will work out a deal before the start of the season. 

Polanco hit .235 with seven home runs and 33 RBI in 2014. He turned the initial offer down due to low prices on his option years. The goal for both sides is to work something out so that negotiations don't carry into the season. 


Pirates' Gregory Polanco wants to improve bat speed in 2015


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco said he hopes to speed up his hands at the plate in order to get better results this season, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Saturday.

Polanco revealed that when he's swinging, he normally stops his hands when it passes over home plate. But late last season (particularly in August and September), he said that fatigue led to his hands stopping behind the plate, and not over it.

"My hands weren't as fast as in the beginning. I started getting tired," Polanco said. "I was missing a lot.

"If you see my at-bats in September, you can see I was missing a lot. ... I was taking a lot of walks. My eyes, I can see the ball good, but my hands were late."

Polanco made his much-anticipated debut in 2014, and slashed .247/.317/.348 through June 10 through July 31. He batted .212, with a .291 on-base percentage over 99 at-bats in August and September.


Pirates OF Gregory Polanco refreshed after taking time to rest


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco had a very disappointing rookie season following his promotion to the majors in 2014. The highly touted prospect hit just .235 with a .650 OPS in 89 games.

Part of Polanco's struggles appeared to be from fatigue. In 2013, he totaled 171 games played, which included games in the minors and the Dominican winter league.

"I got my rest. I took a vacation," Polanco said of this offseason, per MLB.com. "I'm ready now. I feel refreshed and ready to play.

"That was my focus -- take some rest and prepare my body, prepare for spring training. That was my goal the last offseason."

Polanco, who was listed at 220 pounds last year, said Wednesday he is up to 235 pounds. He added he isn't worried about the added bulk slowing him down this year.

"I feel very good," Polanco said. "I gained weight and I maintained my speed, too. I'm ready, 100 percent ready. Every time I get a chance to play, I'm going to give it my 100 percent, for sure."


Pirates expecting Gregory Polanco to be starting right fielder


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) It appears the Pirates are preparing for Gregory Polanco to be the team's starting right fielder. General manager Neal Huntington said right field is "probably Polanco's job to keep" entering spring training, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"We think Gregory Polanco has the chance to be a really good major-league player," Huntington said Tuesday at the second day of the winter meetings.

Polanco made his much-anticipated debut in 2014, but the 23-year-old outfielder hit a disappointing .235 with seven home runs, nine doubles and 33 RBI in 89 games.