Atlanta, Georgia 2021-05-11 20:19:08 –
Pittsburgh Pirates revived outfielder Gregory Polanco from the injured list on Tuesday after he did a short IL stint for MLB’s health and safety protocol.
According to a previous Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report, Polanco was placed in a COVID-related IL just a week before “using a training service outside the pirate bubble.”
At the start of the team’s home game with Cincinnati and Reds’ right-handed Jeff Hoffman on Tuesday night, Pirates didn’t have a left-handed Polanco, even though they were activated.
29-year-old Polanco posted .200 / .289 / .350 batting lines in 24 games this season, scoring 3 home runs and 5 RBIs. He has finished a difficult season with seven home runs and only 0.153 RBIs with 22 RBIs in 50 games. This is his eighth season in the Big League, all with Pirates.
In another move on Tuesday, Pittsburgh chose a left-handed Chase Shreve contract and assigned outfielder / third baseman Hunter Owen as an assignment. The team also placed a right-handed Kyle Crick in a 10-day IL that strained the triceps. This dates back to May 1st.
The 30-year-old Shreve will pitch to the fifth team when he makes his debut in the Pirates after joining the club in the minor leagues in the winter. He also pitches the Atlanta Braves (2014), the New York Yankees (2015-18), the St. Louis Cardinals (2018-19) and the New York Mets (2020). He was 1-0 at 3.96 ERA in 17 relief efforts with Mets last season.
The 28-year-old Crick has been 0-0 this season and has played 12 times from the bullpen, scoring 1.59 ERA.
27-year-old Owen played 0-4 in five at-bats this season, and Pirates tasted the major for the first time.
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