Polanco is not starting Saturday against St. Louis.
Polanco has endured an awful time at the plate this season, hitting .153/.203/.328 in 43 games. Jose Osuna gets an opportunity in right field in his absence.
Polanco went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in a win over the Cardinals on Thursday.
With Pirates starter Steven Brault yielding only one run in a complete-game victory, Polanco produced all the offense the team needed courtesy of a three-run homer in the fourth inning. The long ball was the first since Aug. 30 for Polanco, who entered the contest hitting only .170 with 20 strikeouts in 47 at-bats in September. The 29-year-old has been unable to get it going this season, slashing .146/.199/.331 over 141 plate appearances.
Polanco will be on the bench for the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Reds.
Polanco has gone 2-for-26 at the plate over his last eight games. Cole Tucker starts in right field in his absence, though Polanco could return to the lineup for the nightcap.
Polanco is not starting Friday against the Royals.
Polanco has hit a miserable .149/.205/.336 on the season, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he were to sit more frequently down the stretch. Cole Tucker will be the right fielder Friday.
Polanco went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against the Reds on Sunday, stranding six baserunners in a 3-2 win.
The outfielder is batting .150 with 46 strikeouts in 110 plate appearances. His all-or-nothing approach has led to five doubles and five homers in 15 overall hits, but a 92.6 mph average exit velocity hasn't meant much without consistent contact. It's certainly possible that offseason surgery and a bout with COVID-19 have limited Polanco's effectiveness.
Polanco isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs.
Polanco has been in a major skid recently as he's gone just 1-for-26 with a solo home run, one walk and 11 strikeouts over the past eight games. Jose Osuna will take his place in right field Tuesday.
Polanco went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Brewers.
Polanco's solo shot off Brandon Woodruff gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead in the second inning. The outfielder now has five homers on the campaign but continues to hit at an abysmal .120/.202/.347 clip.
Polanco isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Brewers.
Polanco has gone hitless with one walk and eight strikeouts over his past 17 at-bats, and he'll get a day off Saturday. JT Riddle will take over in right field.
Polanco went 2-for-4 with a single, two-run home run, walk, two runs scored and two stolen bases in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Brewers.
Polanco came to the plate with two outs and the Pirates trailing 4-3 in the eighth and gave Pittsburgh the lead with his two-run shot off David Phelps. It marked the second consecutive game with a home run for the outfielder, who also had a pair of stolen bases and a run scored earlier in the tilt. Polanco is still slashing an ugly .151/.246/.415 but there is optimism that his big series against Milwaukee can get him on the right track.
Polanco went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, a double and a walk during Saturday's 12-5 win over the Brewers.
The 28-year-old entered the day 3-for-36 with 18 strikeouts in August, so Saturday's multi-hit effort was a long time coming. Polanco has a .120/.211/.340 slash line with three homers and 10 RBI through 57 plate appearances.
Polanco is not starting Thursday against the Indians, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Polanco has started the past four games for the Pirates, going just 1-for-14 with a home run and seven strikeouts over that span. Cole Tucker is starting in right field in this one.
Polanco went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and a walk in Tuesday's loss to Cleveland.
He has just three hits in 40 at-bats, striking out 21 times in 46 plate appearances. Polanco missed time due to COVID-19 and bruised ribs (more recently). Although he's not seeing the ball well, the team has little outfield depth, giving Polanco more opportunities to work his way out of the season-long slump.
Polanco (ribs) went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and a walk Thursday against the Reds.
Polanco led off the second inning with a solo home run off Anthony DeSclafani, his second long ball of the season. He's struggled to get consistent at-bats early on, first sidelined by COVID-19 prior to missing the Pirates' contest against Detroit on Sunday with a rib injury. The hit was just Polanco's third in 37 plate appearances, and he's hitting .094/.189/.313 in that span.
Polanco (ribs) will start in right field and bat sixth Thursday against the Reds.
He'll rejoin the lineup after sitting out the Pirates' most recent game Sunday against the Tigers before Pittsburgh had its three-game series with the Cardinals this week postponed. Polanco's presence in the outfield rather than at designated hitter suggests the Pirates have few concerns about his health, but the 28-year-old's performance at the plate this season makes it difficult to be optimistic about his fantasy prospects. He's batted .152 and reached base at a .207 clip through his first 10 games while striking out in 15 of his 33 plate appearances (45.5 percent).
Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Polanco was held out of Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Tigers with a "mild" case of bruised ribs, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Polanco is banged up after colliding with teammate Phillip Evans in Saturday's loss, but he's in far better condition than Evans, who was placed on the 45-day injured list after suffering a fractured jaw and a concussion. Assuming the rib issue is truly minor, Polanco may not miss any further time, as the Pirates' upcoming series with the Cardinals could be postponed entirely after a number of players on the St. Louis roster tested positive for COVID-19. At this point, only Monday's series opener has been postponed.
Polanco is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.
Though the Tigers are bringing a right-hander (Spencer Turnbull) to the hill in the series finale, the lefty-hitting Polanco will ride the pine for the second time in three days. Though the Pirates haven't said Polanco's absence is the result of any injury, he may be sitting as a precaution after he collided in the field with teammate Phillip Evans in Saturday's 11-5 loss. Polanco could also be getting a day off as a result of his season-long slump, as the outfielder has recorded just two hits while striking out in 45.5 percent of his plate appearances to date.
Polanco is not in the lineup Friday against the Tigers.
The 28-year-old went 1-for-4 with his first homer of the season Thursday, but he'll head to the bench a day later with left-hander Matthew Boyd on the mound for Detroit. Polanco is 2-for-27 with 12 strikeouts through eight games this season. Phillip Evans will start in right field and bat sixth Friday.
Polanco went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Thursday against the Twins.
Polanco still punched out twice, but came with some production for the first time this season. He took Kenta Maeda deep in the second inning with two runners on for his first home run of the campaign. After missing the beginning of the season with an illness, Polanco has failed to get on track, collecting just two hits and three walks in 27 plate appearances.
Polanco will bat sixth and play right field Tuesday against the Cubs.
He has one hit in 14 at-bats with a 2:8 BB:K. Polanco missed time with COVID-19 and has struggled since returning. Tuesday marks his first game action since Saturday.
Polanco is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.
Polanco is 1-for-14 with eight strikeouts through his first five games and will head to the bench with lefty Jon Lester on the mound for Chicago. Guillermo Heredia enters the lineup in right field Sunday for the Pirates.
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