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Pirates calling up top prospect Gregory Polanco on Tuesday

Jun 9, 2014, 10:53 PM EDT

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It took an injury to Neil Walker for it to happen, but Pirates top prospect Gregory Polanco is on finally on his way to the majors.

The Pirates announced this evening that Walker has been placed on the 15-day disabled list following an appendectomy. In turn, Polanco will be called up from Triple-A Indianapolis prior to Tuesday’s game against the Cubs.

Polanco was rumored to be called up last Friday, but those reports proved unfounded. However, Pirates fans got the news they have been waiting for just a few moments ago:

Polanco was ranked as the No. 10 prospect in the game by Baseball America in February and has dominated at the Triple-A level this year, putting up a .347/.405/.540 with seven home runs, 49 RBI, and 15 stolen bases over 62 games. The 22-year-old outfielder should have been promoted to the majors a while ago if we were going strictly on merit, but the Pirates held him down in the minors for service time considerations. Now that they have waited through early June, he has a better chance of avoiding Super Two status.

Josh Harrison has been playing right field as of late for the Pirates, but he’ll likely fill in for Walker at second base now that Polanco is in the big leagues.

  1. renaado - Jun 9, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Uh,what’s a manana? Nice to see Polanco’s dreams came true though. Hope he’ll have a great healthy career there with Buccos.

    • notsofast10 - Jun 9, 2014 at 11:21 PM

      With a name like renaado, you should know what manana is!

      • renaado - Jun 9, 2014 at 11:47 PM

        LoL, If that’s Spanish… I really have no idea what that is.

      • renaado - Jun 9, 2014 at 11:57 PM

        http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Ma%C3%B1ana

        Nvm, just searched it.

    • captainwisdom88 - Jun 10, 2014 at 5:39 AM

      wow

    • renaado - Jun 10, 2014 at 8:52 AM

      To anyone who might not know though…

      I’m a Filipino livin in the Philippines, even though I’m trilingual with 3 languages under my belt (Tagalog, English and Japanese.), however the Spanish language is somethin I’m not very familiar with.

  2. musketmaniac - Jun 9, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Talk about which news you want first.

  3. Hard On For Harden - Jun 10, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    Noooooo, emoji has infiltrated MLB!!!!

  4. phillysports1 - Jun 10, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    It means “tomorrow” . Mañana…

    • renaado - Jun 10, 2014 at 1:35 AM

      Thanks!

  5. phillysports1 - Jun 10, 2014 at 12:39 AM

    It means “tomorrow” . Mañana ..

  6. natstowngreg - Jun 10, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    That long national nightmare, The Gregory Polanco Watch, is over.

  7. rlute - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Isn’t that Marlo Stanfield?

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