The Pittsburgh Pirates activated Adam Frazier and Gregory Polanco from the disabled list on Friday and both will be available for tonight’s game in St Louis.
Frazier was put on the disabled list back on August 28th with a right hamstring strain. Polanco has been on the DL since August 15th with a left hamstring strain. He has not played since leaving a game early on August 12th. Polanco has been on the DL three times this season, each time with a left hamstring strain
Clint Hurdle talked about limiting both of these players the rest of the way, which would help keep Max Moroff and Jordan Luplow in the lineup more often over the final 21 games of the season.
“We’re probably not going to extend playing time with Adam or Gregory right now,” Hurdle said. “It’s probably going to be a game in, a game out, a couple games out.”
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I think Polanco pulled something while coming off the DL. Looks like back on the DL for him.
My thoughts: ouch! Just pulled finger muscle typing this…
Is ownership cutting costs in the medical and rehabilitation area?
Just an educated guess knowing Bob “keep the nut small.”
Maybe the Pirates need to switch healthcare providers. The physicians and trainers have not been very successful with rehab of injuries.
That’s ok, Polanco will be back on the DL in a week so our young guys will still get some playing time.
At least he made it to the bigs, the Meadows kid on the other hand has seen every other top rated OF debut this year while he has cemented his spot on the DL.
Could say the same thing about Barrett Barnes. A healthy season with Polanco’s unhealthy season could have been his chance. Definitely would have came up before Luplow if he was healthy all year.
If Meadows and Glasnow would have been traded two years ago we would have won a WS. They each had considerable value.
Both are still young and have alot of talent. Last year people wanted Josh Bell traded.
True that.. Meadows has missed a golden opportunity
I think I pulled something running to 1B!
Next time he will do it going to the On Deck Circle.