Pirates lose OF Polanco for rest of season

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco will miss the remainder of the season due to knee and shoulder injuries, the team announced on Saturday.

Polanco injured his left knee and left shoulder on an awkward slide during Friday night’s victory over the Miami Marlins. The knee will require six to eight weeks of rest and the Pirates are in the process of helping set up a second opinion.

The 26-year-old Polanco was running out a double and did a flying jump at the start of the slide and landed hard on the infield dirt.

Polanco belted a career-high 23 homers while batting .254 with 81 RBIs in 130 games this season.

–Field Level Media

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