Polanco is not in the lineup Thursday against Oakland.
Polanco sits for the first time in nearly a month. He's been in a bit of a slump since his last day off, hitting .250/.291/.385 in 21 games after posting a .326/.387/.543 line over his first 69 contests. Ehire Adrianza starts at shortstop in his absence.
Polanco went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in Friday's 15-6 rout of the Rangers.
The switch-hitting shortstop celebrated his 26th birthday by going yard for the 13th time this year, part of a 20-hit barrage by Minnesota. Polanco has already tied his career high in home runs, and his .314/.371/.522 slash line would be a personal best in all three categories as well if he can avoid a big second-half slump.
Polanco was added to the lineup for Wednesday's game against Oakland as a replacement for Marwin Gonzalez (toe), Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Polanco was originally scheduled to sit for the first time since June 19 but will end up waiting at least one more day for down time. He'll at least get to rest his legs during Wednesday's game, as he'll serve as the designated hitter while batting third.
Polanco is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the A's.
Ehire Adrianza will get the start at shortstop as Polanco sits for the first time since June 19. Polanco has hit safely in 10 of 11 games since that last absence and is batting .319/.377/.518 for the season. The Twins' first All-Star starter since 2013, his 133 wRC+ ranks 27th among all qualified hitters in baseball.
Polanco is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Polanco will head to the bench for what appears to be a routine day off after playing all 17 innings during Tuesday's 4-3 win, going 1-for-8 in the process. Luis Arraez is starting at shortstop in place of Polanco on Wednesday.
Polanco went 3-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored Tuesday in the Twins' 6-5 win over the Mariners.
Polanco's three-hit performance vaulted him into the American League lead in batting average, with his .341 mark outpacing the Rays' Austin Meadows (.333) heading into Wednesday's action. The shortstop has supplemented the lofty average with plenty of power production, as he's already amassed 35 extra-base hits (10 home runs, 20 doubles, five triples).
Polanco went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's 9-7 loss to the Indians.
Polanco has scaled back his activity on the basepaths this season, but even fantasy managers that drafted him with the expectation that he would deliver double-digit steals can't quibble with his production. After his fourth multi-hit effort in his last six games, Polanco's season average is up to .339, placing him fourth among all qualified hitters heading into Thursday's action. His home run was his 10th of the season, putting him well on pace to smash his previous career-best total of 13, which he achieved in 2017.
Polanco (illness) will bat second as the designated hitter Friday at Tampa Bay, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Polanco was absent from Thursday's lineup due to an illness, but he's good to go for Friday's contest. The 25-year-old is on a tear over his last 21 games with a .379/.449/.598 slash line with 15 runs scored, five doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI.
Polanco is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rays due to an illness, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Polanco is apparently available off the bench, so it doesn't sound like the illness is anything overly serious. The hope is that the shortstop will be ready to rejoin the lineup Friday. In the meantime, Ehire Adrianza is starting at shortstop Thursday.
Polanco is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rays, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Polanco has started 16 straight games for the Twins, slashing .333/405/.485 with two homers, one stolen base and an 8:12 BB:K during that stretch. In his place, Ehire Adrianza is starting at shortstop and hitting seventh in Thursday's series opener.
Polanco went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored Sunday in the Twins' 7-4 loss to the Mariners.
Polanco already has a pair of four- and five-hit games on his ledger this season, a major reason why he leads all American League qualifiers with a .343 average. He's supported the average with eight home runs, 28 runs and 21 RBI, making him one of the bigger bargains in fantasy drafts so far this season.
Polanco went 1-for-3 with a walk, stolen base and a run scored Tuesday in the Twins' 4-3 win over the Angels.
It took more than a month and a half, but Polanco has finally collected his first stolen base of the season. Polanco nabbed a career-high 13 steals back in 2017, but he offers most of his value through power production and batting average these days. With the Twins and Angels playing a day game in Wednesday's series finale, Polanco will forgo his usual duties at shortstop and instead serve as Minnesota's designated hitter.
Polanco is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
Polanco started the last 18 games at shortstop for the Twins, with his other game on the bench also coming during a doubleheader. The 25-year-old went 1-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts in Saturday's Game 1 loss. Ehire Adrianza enters the starting lineup and will bat eighth in his absence.
Polanco went 5-for-5 with a double, a two-run home run and two runs scored Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Polanco's big day at the plate began with a single in the first inning, but was highlighted by his seventh home run of the season in the second inning. While he appeared to be coming back to Earth after a very hot start to the season, Polanco recorded nine hits in 12 at-bats during the team's series in Toronto. He remains one of the more surprising early-season performers, hitting .344/.412/.649 across 148 plate appearances.
Polanco went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, a walk and two runs Monday in the Twins' 8-0 win over the Blue Jays.
After going 0-for-12 over the weekend against the Yankees, Polanco bounced back in swift fashion as the Twins continued their road trip in Toronto. The shortstop is slashing .317/.388/.610 with six home runs, 12 RBI and 20 runs in 32 games but has yet to notch a stolen base.
Polanco went 4-for-5 with a home run, a double, two runs scored and four RBI in a 9-5 win over the Astros on Monday.
Polanco put an exclamation point on his big day with a two-run shot off Chris Devenski in the eighth inning. After only driving in one run in the last week, the 25-year-old broke through, adding four RBI to give him nine for the season. Polanco has a .392/.452/.716 slash line through 19 games.
Polanco is sitting for the second game of Saturday' doubleheader against the Orioles, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Polanco went 0-for-5 in the first game of the day. Ehire Adrianza will fill in at shortstop for the nightcap.
Polanco went 3-for-5 with a home run, a triple, two runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Mets.
Less than a week after recording a cycle against the Phillies, Polanco flirted with the achievement once again, but was left standing in the on-deck circle during the Twins' final at-bat while missing a double. The 25-year-old is slashing .405/.450/.811 with three doubles, three triples and two home runs through 35 plate appearances.
Polanco is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Polanco will sit for the first time all season, opening up a spot in the lineup at shortstop for Ehire Adrianza. The 25-year-old turned in one of the best performances of his career earlier in the weekend, recording his first cycle as part of a 5-for-5 showing at the plate.
Polanco hit for the cycle, going 5-for-5 with a solo home run in a 10-4 loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Hitting for the cycle is hard -- recording a cycle with one RBI and one run scored has to be nearly impossible, but Polanco was able to do it Friday night. Despite the historic night, owners will have to settle for Polanco's batting average seeing the only major bump. His average rose from .286 to .423 after his five-hit night.
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