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Twins' Jorge Polanco: Not in lineup Friday
Polanco is not in the lineup Friday versus the White Sox.
Edouard Julien will start at second base as Royce Lewis takes a turn in the DH role and Kyle Farmer covers third base. This is presumably just a day of rest for Polanco, who is sitting on a four-game hitting streak.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Returns from bereavement
Polanco was activated from the bereavement list Wednesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Polanco missed three games while tending to personal matters, but he's rejoined the Twins and is back in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the Rays. The veteran infielder will carry an .802 OPS into play Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Goes on bereavement leave
Minnesota placed Polanco on the bereavement list Sunday.
Polanco had been slated to serve as the Twins' designated hitter Sunday against the Mets, but he has now been excused from the team for at least the next few days to deal with a private family matter. Gilberto Celestino will get the call from Triple-A St. Paul in a corresponding roster move.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Homers in three-hit performance
Polanco went 3-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and two additional runs in Monday's 20-6 win over the Guardians.
Since donning the Golden Sombrero in the Twins' 2-0 win over the Pirates on Aug. 20, Polanco has reached base in each of his last 13 contests, slashing .356/.482/.667 with four home runs, 11 RBI and 10 runs over that stretch. Though the Twins should get some reinforcement to the lineup with Alex Kirilloff (shoulder) and Byron Buxton (knee) due back soon from the injured list, Polanco will continue to play on a near-everyday basis while moving between second base, third base and designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Homers, drives in three
Polanco went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs scored in Monday's win against the Guardians.
Polanco doubled and scored in the second inning before ripping a three-run shot in the fourth. He's knocked four homers while going 18-for-54 (.333) over his last 15 games. On the year, he owns a .785 OPS with 23 extra-base hits through 58 games.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Clubs homer Saturday
Polanco went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
Polanco had gone seven games without an extra-base hit, batting .273 (6-for-22) with three RBI in that span. The infielder continues to move around between second base, third base and designated hitter as the Twins find at-bats for Edouard Julien. Polanco is hitting a middling .250 with a .766 OPS, nine homers, 30 RBI, 21 runs scored and three stolen bases through 56 contests this year.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Resting Wednesday
Polanco is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.
Polanco will get a breather for the day game after a night game, ending a streak of 13 consecutive starts. With Polanco riding pine for the series finale, Royce Lewis will man third base, and second baseman Edouard Julien will get a day out of the field and serve as the Twins' designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Homers, drives in three
Polanco went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.
Polanco gave the Twins a 4-0 lead with his sacrifice fly in the second inning and later added a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth to bring the Twins back within two runs of Detroit. The veteran infielder has now hit safely in four of his last five games, driving in six runs over that stretch to go along with three walks and three runs scored.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Not starting Sunday
Polanco is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
Polanco has started all eight games since being reinstated from the injured list July 28, but he'll hit the bench Sunday after he posted a .172/.294/.310 slash line during that span. Willi Castro will man the hot corner and bat eighth in his place.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Activated from injured list
Minnesota activated Polanco (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list Friday.
Polanco will be back in action with the Twins on Friday night against the Royals after slashing .333/.448/.500 over 29 plate appearances on a seven-game minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A St. Paul. The 30-year-old infielder has battled multiple leg injuries this season, but he typically produces solid offensive numbers when his health cooperates. Polanco could find himself returning to a utility role however, with rookie Edouard Julien having thrived as Minnesota's starting second baseman in his absence.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: To return this weekend
Polanco (hamstring) is slated to be activated from the 10-day injured list in time for the Twins' series in Kansas City this weekend, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
He will play a seventh and final rehab game with Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday before rejoining the big club Friday. Polanco is making his third start at third base for St. Paul on Wednesday and looks to be in line to see most of his action against right-handers with the Twins at the hot corner, with Edouard Julien remaining at second base.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: To get 3B reps
Polanco (hamstring) will get reps at third base during his rehab assignment, Bobby Nightengale of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Rookie Edouard Julien has been the Twins' best hitter lately, so he may remain the go-to option at second base against right-handed pitching even once Polanco is healthy. The 30-year-old infielder could instead play third base against righties and second base against southpaws. Polanco is hitting .200 with four strikeouts and two walks through three rehab games.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Rehab begins Sunday
Polanco (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment Sunday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Polanco debuted back in 2014 and made it through the end of 2021 without ever hitting the injured list, but he went there twice last season and three times so far this year, including twice with a strained left hamstring. His latest injury has kept him out for over a month, but it doesn't look as though he'll miss too much more time.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Nearing rehab assignment
President of baseball operations Derek Falvey said Sunday he hopes Polanco (hamstring) will be able to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A St. Paul "around next weekend," Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The 30-year-old returned to baseball activities in late June and is hoping to ramp up his running program this week, which could be the final hurdle before being cleared for game action. Polanco landed on the shelf June 10 with a hamstring strain and will likely require a handful of games in the minors before rejoining the Twins.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Doing sprints Monday
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Polanco (hamstring) will do some "high-effort sprints" Monday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
He's also set to go through other baseball activities with the team. Polanco wouldn't appear to be too far off from a rehab assignment and is expected to require a handful of games when he is deemed ready. The veteran second baseman has missed a large chunk of the season with a knee injury and a pair of hamstring strains.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-11, 208 lbs|
|Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic|
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