On Tuesday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates officially announced that Gregory Polanco has been recalled from AAA and placed on the active roster. Last night, they placed Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list after he had an appendectomy. Polanco was the first to break the news of his recall on Twitter last night, followed by the Pirates shortly thereafter announcing that they intended to call him up today. It’s now official, and as Polanco said, “The wait is over”. He will wear uniform #25.
As an interesting side note, tonight is the Pirates charity auction, meaning someone will actually buy Polanco’s jersey from his Major League debut, autographed.
You can view a highlight reel here of top ten plays from Polanco during this year in Indianapolis, showcasing all five tools.