"There's a lot more than just looking at the result," Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "The fact that he's hung in and battled after taking two strikes is always a good takeaway. He stayed in there, stayed on the pitches. He's always shown a good eye and some discipline."
The team purchased the contract of infielder
"After the four-day layoff where Travis (Snider) was swinging the bat so well and deserved to continue to play, Gregory looked a little rough," Huntington said, per MLB.com. "... Most importantly, he's been out and competing. We look forward to getting him back. If we're going to play October baseball, Gregory Polanco is going to have a hand in that."
Fantasy owners were concerned about
Of course, most had assumed it was just a short-term switch -- a chance for the
I'm thinking the Pirates just wanted to give Polanco a chance to work through his struggles, but not in a way that might impact their playoff chances. Manager Clint Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette over the weekend they were working with Polanco to fix a few things.
"I think we're trying to show him the fact once his front foot hits, that his hands are set in a position. There's been, I think, a little more movement than necessary with his hands," Hurdle said.
Those changes can't take effect unless he gets a chance to implement them, though. As long as Polanco shows improvement over the next few days at Triple-A, I think the Pirates will switch back to him once Travis Snider cools off. And you'll want to own him in Fantasy when they do. For all his struggles, he has still averaged more Head-to-Head points per game than Khris Davis this year.
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|10/1/2014 vs San Francisco|
|vs San Francisco||11||2||0||.167||.182||.182|
|vs Cueto (Career)||6||1||0||.167||.167||.167|
|Last 7 Games|
|Complete Game Log|
| 19 || 20 || 21 || 22 || 23 || 24 || 25
| 26 || 27 || 28 || 29 || 30 || 31 || 1
|More Batting Stats|
|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2011||ASX-State College Spikes||3||10||0||1||0||0||0||1||--||2||0||0||.100||.100||.100|
|2012||AFX-West Virginia Power||116||437||84||142||26||6||16||85||44||64||40||15||.388||.522||.325|
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