Bucs' Polanco breaks right wrist in DR

Veteran outfielder saw action in 21 games with Leones del Escogido

December 26th, 2020

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.