The Pittsburgh Pirates activated outfielder Gregory Polanco from the 10-day disabled list on Thursday morning and he is available for today’s afternoon game in Atlanta, though he isn’t in the starting lineup. Outfielder Danny Ortiz has been optioned back to Indianapolis to make room on the 25-man roster.
Polanco was hitting .252/.336/.370 in 34 games when he went down with a strained left hamstring on May 15th. He missed the minimum amount of time, which is one of the benefits of the new, shorter 10-day disabled list that began this season, as opposed to the 15-day DL in the past.
Ortiz played in all eight games while Polanco was on the DL. He made two starts and went 1-for-12 at the plate. He also had a brief one-game stint in April.