Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Polanco Returns In Escogido’s Clincher

Winter Leagues: Polanco Returns In Escogido’s Clincher

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Gregory Polanco returned to action for the first time in over two weeks. He last played on December 30th, before he left for the United States to attend Pirates mini-camp and MLB's Rookie Career Development Program. Polanco went 0-for-5 in his team's 6-0 victory. He scored once and drove in a run. Polanco was the designated hitter during his first day back. His team used four pitchers to throw a no-hitter and in the process, they clinched a spot in the Dominican League finals.

Gregory Polanco returned to action Tuesday night

In yesterday's Winter League article, I gave a summary of the Starling Marte soap opera going on in the Dominican and ended it by saying I'd have another update today. I was just joking when I said that, but it turns out there w...

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