In the last week the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Gregory Polanco, Nick Kingham, and Stolmy Pimentel. Today at PNC Park, Neal Huntington explained to reporters what led to those decisions from each individual player.

Gregory Polanco was hitting for an .836 OPS in Bradenton before his promotion.

Gregory Polanco

Polanco was one of the biggest breakout hitters in all of minor league baseball last year. He followed that up with a .312/.364/.472 line in 218 at-bats in the Florida State League this year, which is one of the most pitcher friendly leagues in all of minor league baseball. Polanco was improving as the season went on, with an .800 OPS in April and an .897 OPS in May.

"Simplest answer I can give is we felt like he was ready for the next challenge," Huntington said on t...

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