Polanco has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester. Polanco was called up after the Twins traded Eduardo Nunez to the Giants. While Eduardo Escobar will likely take over at shortstop, it's possible Polanco could get regular playing time so the Twins can evaluate him for 2017.
Polanco was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Monday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. The Twins were in need of a roster spot following the activation of Eduardo Escobar off the disabled list, and Polanco proved to be the odd man out despite logging three doubles and a home run in limited playing time with the parent club. He'll likely get more playing time with the Triple-A squad, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the 22-year-old back up with Minnesota later in the season considering his solid hitting and defensive versatility across the infield.
Polanco went 2-for-4 Sunday with two runs scored and a solo shot, his first major league home run, in a win over the Indians. Getting just his second start since being called back up from Triple-A earlier in the month, Polanco certainly made the most of his opportunity. With both Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe nursing injuries, Polanco could see a short-term uptick in his playing time.
Polanco is in the lineup Saturday against the White Sox, Audra Martin of FS North reports. Polanco was recalled from Triple-A earlier in the day, and he'll join the lineup immediately with Eduardo Escobar hitting the DL and Brian Dozier (hamstring) still unavailable. Polanco will hit seventh and man second base, while Eduardo Nunez takes over at short.
Polanco was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, Mike Berardino of MLB.com reports. With Eduardo Escobar hitting the DL on Saturday, Polanco will come up from Triple-A to fill the open spot on the 25-man roster. Polanco and Eduardo Nunez figure to handle shortstop duties over the next few weeks in Polanco's absence. Polanco is hitting .283 (13-for-46) at the plate in limited action (13 games) at Triple-A on the year.