Jorge Polanco

#11 SS / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 198 lb Age: 24 College: None Bats/Throws S/R

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    • Twins' Jorge Polanco: Gets Friday off
      By RotoWire Staff

      Polanco is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers, according to Rhett Bollinger of Polanco has started every game since Sept. 5 and played Thursday while several other Twins regulars rested, so manager Paul Molitor decided it was his turn for a day off Friday. Ehire Adrianza will get the start at shortstop in Polanco's place.

    • Polanco went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two RBI in Thursday's 4-2 win over the White Sox. Polanco's big hit was actually a bases-loaded single off closer Kelvin Herrera, which drove in two runs to break a 2-2 tie with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. His .262/.314/.418 line is nothing special compared to most other hitters in Minnesota's lineup, yet Polanco continues to bat in the heart of the order. Putting him there paid off for manager Paul Molitor in this one, so don't expect the shortstop to be moved down anytime soon.

    • Polanco went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo homers, a walk and a steal in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the White Sox. Polanco launched a solo shot off James Shields in the third inning to make it a 3-0 game and took Aaron Bummer deep in the seventh for his team's final run. The switch-hitting shortstop is slashing just .256/.304/.408 for the year, but a recent hot streak has elevated him to third in the batting order. Polanco's hit safely in 12 of 13 games since Aug. 17 while producing six long balls, 10 runs scored, 17 RBI and three steals over that stretch.

    • Polanco went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the White Sox. The switch hitter only has seven homers on the season, but incredibly four of them have come in the last four games. There's no telling how long Polanco will be locked in like this at the plate, but it's perhaps not a coincidence that his power surge came during a series against the woeful White Sox. Fortunately for any fantasy GMs with shares in the shortstop, he'll get to face the Pale Hose again next week after a three-game weekend set in a solid hitter's park in Toronto.

    • Polanco went 1-for-3 with a home run in Tuesday's win over the White Sox. It was his third straight game with a homer. Polanco has been hot since reclaiming the starting shortstop job as he's hitting .382 with three home runs since Aug. 2.

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