Polanco went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Astros.
Polanco hit a two-run home run off Luis Garcia in the fifth inning to lengthen the Twins' lead. In addition, he added a pair of singles and a third RBI in the game. The 27-year-old is slashing .251/.320/.447 with nine homers, 30 RBI and a team-leading 33 runs scored. He also has three stolen bases this season. Saturday was his fifth multi-hit game in June.
Polanco is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Astros, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Polanco will get his first rest of June during Friday's series opener. Nick Gordon will start at second base and bat seventh.
Polanco went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in Wednesday's 9-6 loss to the Yankees.
Polanco homered in the third inning off Gerrit Cole and he hit the foul pole in the ninth inning off Brooks Kriske. He has eight long balls this season, but four have come in the last nine games. The 27-year-old is slashing .242/.310/.430 with eight home runs, 27 RBI, 31 runs and three steals in 232 plate appearances. His 31 runs lead the Twins.
Polanco went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored in Friday's 14-5 loss to the Royals.
Polanco's home run didn't mean much since the Twins were already down 13-1, but it was his second straight multi-hit game and he now has hits in six of his last eight contests. Overall, the 27-year-old is slashing .243/.318/.418 with six homers, 24 RBI, 29 runs scored and three stolen bases to go along with a 20:37 BB:K. He has not been hitting the ball as well in comparison to recent years, but at least Polanco is taking his walks. He owns a 9.6 percent walk rate, which is on pace to be the highest he's had in a full season since entering the league in 2014.
Polanco went 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's 3-2 win over the Orioles in 10 innings.
After putting the Twins on the board in the third inning with a fielder's choice grounder that scored the game's first run, Polanco supplied some important insurance in extra innings. The Twins took a 2-1 lead when Rob Refsnyder scored on a wild pitch early in the inning, but Polanco's two-out solo shot held up as the difference after the Orioles came through with a run in the bottom half of the 10th. Polanco has now produced four extra-base hits (two home runs and two doubles) over his last six starts.
Polanco will start at second base and bat second Wednesday against the Orioles, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
Before he returned Tuesday from a four-game absence due to an ankle injury, Polanco appeared in danger of slipping into more of a part-time role with Minnesota lineup nearly at full strength minus Byron Buxton (hip). However, with Luis Arraez (shoulder) joining Buxton on the injured list Wednesday, Polanco looks to have a fairly clear path to an everyday job. Polanco will likely need to improve on his middling .232/.305/.381 slash line to ensure he remains a regular in the starting nine once Arraez is back in the fold.
Polanco went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Tuesday against the Orioles.
Polanco was absent from the lineup for four consecutive games prior to Tuesday due to an ankle injury. However, he homered off Dean Kremer in his first at-bat of the contest for his fifth long ball of the season. Despite the encouraging effort, Polanco has failed to record multiple hits in any of his last 10 starts, during which time he has only six knocks in 36 at-bats.
Polanco (ankle) is batting fifth and playing second base in Tuesday's game against the Orioles.
His ankle appears to be fine, as he pinch ran in Monday's contest and now returns to the starting lineup Tuesday against righty Dean Kremer. The switch hitter has struggled at the plate this year, but especially against right-handed pitchers -- Polanco has just a .584 OPS in 113 plate appearances against righties.
Polanco (right ankle) appeared as a pinch runner and played second base in Monday's win over Baltimore. "We prefer him to feel nothing, but I think he's going to be OK to play going forward," manager Rocco Baldelli told, MLB.com.
Polanco did not start for a fourth consecutive game due to a sore ankle, which is concerning given that he's had ankle injuries the past two seasons. Last season, he played with a bone spur and a small bone chip in his right ankle which ultimately required offseason surgery. However, it's promising that he was able to appear as a pinch runner, as it doesn't seem likely the Twins would employ him that way if the ankle was a major concern.
Polanco (ankle) remains out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Polanco will be on the bench for a fourth consecutive game due to right ankle soreness. Andrelton Simmons will start at shortstop while Nick Gordon takes over at second base.
Polanco (ankle) remains out of the lineup for Sunday's game in Cleveland.
He'll be on the bench for the third game in a row since being lifted in the second half of Thursday's doubleheader with the Angels due to a sore right ankle. Andrelton Simmons and Luis Arraez will man the middle-infield spots Sunday while Polanco is sidelined.
Polanco (ankle) remains on the bench for Saturday's game in Cleveland, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Polanco left the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Angels with a sore right ankle and did not take part in Friday's contest. He'll remain on the bench Saturday, with Luis Arraez starting at second base.
Polanco (ankle) is not in the lineup Friday at Cleveland.
The 27-year-old was lifted from the second game of Thursday's doubleheader with ankle soreness, and he'll miss at least one game due to the injury. Luis Arraez will cover the keystone in Polanco's place Friday, while Trevor Larnach starts in left field.
Polanco (ankle) was removed for precautionary reasons in the second game of the team's doubleheader Thursday against the Angels, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Polanco was removed in the sixth inning of the game with ankle soreness and was replaced by Willians Astudillo. However, it appears he avoided serious injury and could be still be available for the team's weekend series against Cleveland.
Polanco was removed from the second game of the team's doubleheader Thursday against the Angels with right ankle soreness, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Polanco was removed in the sixth inning after going 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Willians Astudillo entered the game at third base, with Luis Arraez shifting to cover Polanco's absence at second base.
Polanco went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Tuesday against the White Sox.
Polanco took Dylan Cease yard in the second inning to record his third home run of the season. After logging only three extra-base hits in his first 19 games, Polanco now has five doubles, one triple and three home runs across his last 10 contests. His overall line has steadily improved to .246/.313/.404 with 15 RBI and 16 runs scored across 128 plate appearances.
Polanco went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, two walks, two RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 7-3 win over Detroit.
Polanco put together just his second game this season in which he reached base four times, and his first in which he drew multiple walks. The 27-year-old infielder is up to two home runs, 14 RBI, 15 runs scored and two stolen bases through 119 plate appearances. He still has a career-worst slash line of .219/.294/.352 in 29 games, but he's shown signs of improvement with multiple hits in three of the last seven contests.
Polanco isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers.
Polanco had gone 0-for-7 with a walk and six strikeouts in the last two games. Nick Gordon will make his major-league debut at second base and bat seventh.
Polanco went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, two RBI, a walk and a run scored Monday against the Rangers.
Polanco drove in a run in the sixth on a triple to center, and he added an important insurance run in the eighth by doubling home another. Following his multi-hit performance, the 27-year-old is slashing .223/.286/.330 with one home run, 12 RBI and two stolen bases through 25 games.
Polanco is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.
Luis Arraez will fill in at second base for Polanco, who is sitting out for only the second time all season. Over 101 plate appearances, Polanco has managed a weak .209/.267/.286 slash line. More days off could be in his future if he's unable to catch fire at the plate sooner or later.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/14||@ SEA||L 3-4||5||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|06/13||vs HOU||L 3-14||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/12||vs HOU||W 5-2||4||1||3||1||3||0||0|
|06/10||vs NYY||W 7-5||4||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|06/09||vs NYY||L 6-9||5||2||2||2||3||0||0|
|06/08||vs NYY||L 4-8||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/06||@ KC||W 2-1||5||0||2||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2013||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||115||465||76||143||32||10||5||78||42||59||4||4||.307||.361||.452|
|2014||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||37||146||13||41||6||0||1||16||9||28||7||3||.281||.323||.343|
|2014||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||94||378||61||110||17||6||6||45||46||60||10||8||.291||.364||.415|
|2015||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||22||88||7||25||6||0||0||6||4||10||1||0||.284||.308||.352|
|2018||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||4||13||0||6||0||1||0||0||2||2||0||0||.462||.533||.615|
|2018||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||2||6||1||2||0||0||1||1||2||2||0||0||.333||.500||.833|