Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco will not see any more action with the Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Winter League this season due to a fractured right wrist, the team’s general manager said in a virtual news conference on Saturday.
The Bucs confirmed the injury in an e-mail to reporters, describing it as a “small non-displaced fracture of the triquetrum bone.” According to the club, Polanco will have the wrist immobilized “for a short period of time” and is expected to be ready to participate in full baseball activities by Spring Training.
Polanco is coming off a disappointing season for Pittsburgh in which he hit just .153/.214/.325 with seven home runs and 22 RBIs in 50 games. The 29-year-old made his season debut on July 27 after testing positive for COVID-19 during the team’s Summer Camp. He had produced a .197/.276/.342 slash line with two homers and nine RBIs in 21 games with Escogido this offseason.