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Twins' Jorge Polanco: Club option exercised
The Twins exercised Polanco's $10.5 million club option for 2024 on Thursday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Polanco again battled durability issues in 2023, missing significant time due to ankle, knee and hamstring injuries, but he registered a .789 OPS with 14 home runs across 80 games (343 plate appearances) when healthy. Minnesota could potentially look to trade the 30-year-old infielder this winter and install Edouard Julien at second base, but exercising the option was likely an easy early-offseason decision for the AL Central champs.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Back in action for Game 1
Polanco (ankle) is starting at third base and batting second in Tuesday's Game 1 of their AL Wild Card Series versus the Blue Jays.
Polanco missed the final two games of the regular season with a right ankle injury, but he's ready to go for the Twins' playoff opener. With Royce Lewis limited to designated hitter duties as he returns from a hamstring injury, Polanco is in line to serve as Minnesota's regular third baseman.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Out of lineup Saturday
Polanco (ankle) wasn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Colorado.
Polanco was pulled from Friday's matchup due to a sore right ankle, and the Twins are likely acting out of an abundance of caution by holding him out of this one after already locking up the AL Central. He'll continue to be considered day-to-day moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Still out Sunday
Polanco (ankle) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rockies.
He was pulled from Friday's game with right ankle soreness and will miss a second game in a row with the Twins already locked into the postseason. It's unclear if Polanco will be ready to go for the playoffs on Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Removed with sore ankle
Polanco is considered day-to-day after exiting Friday's game at Colorado due to right ankle soreness, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Polanco tweaked his ankle on a fourth-inning strikeout, though he was able to gut it out until the bottom of the sixth. Donovan Solano slid over from first base to second base with Alex Kirilloff entering to play first. This is the same ankle Polanco has twice had surgically repaired, but it sounds like he could be available as early as Saturday for the AL Central-champion Twins.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Absent from lineup
Polanco is not in the lineup for Thursday's contest versus the Athletics.
Polanco will take a seat for the afternoon game after starting the previous three contests. Donovan Solano is at second base and Willi Castro is at third.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Chips in with solo home run
Polanco went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Twins.
Polanco took Carson Fulmer deep in the third and now has a hit in 18 of his last 22 games dating back to Aug. 26. Over that span, he's slashing .295/.376/.568 with six homers, 19 RBI, 17 runs scored and a 12:27 BB:K. He should continue to hit near the top of the order as the Twins gear up for the playoffs.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Rests after clinching playoffs
Polanco will be on the bench for Saturday's game against the Angels, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
The Twins made a large number of changes after celebrating their playoff-clinching win Friday night. Edouard Julien will start at second base Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Not in lineup Friday
Polanco is not in the lineup Friday versus the White Sox.
Edouard Julien will start at second base as Royce Lewis takes a turn in the DH role and Kyle Farmer covers third base. This is presumably just a day of rest for Polanco, who is sitting on a four-game hitting streak.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Returns from bereavement
Polanco was activated from the bereavement list Wednesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Polanco missed three games while tending to personal matters, but he's rejoined the Twins and is back in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the Rays. The veteran infielder will carry an .802 OPS into play Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Goes on bereavement leave
Minnesota placed Polanco on the bereavement list Sunday.
Polanco had been slated to serve as the Twins' designated hitter Sunday against the Mets, but he has now been excused from the team for at least the next few days to deal with a private family matter. Gilberto Celestino will get the call from Triple-A St. Paul in a corresponding roster move.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Homers in three-hit performance
Polanco went 3-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and two additional runs in Monday's 20-6 win over the Guardians.
Since donning the Golden Sombrero in the Twins' 2-0 win over the Pirates on Aug. 20, Polanco has reached base in each of his last 13 contests, slashing .356/.482/.667 with four home runs, 11 RBI and 10 runs over that stretch. Though the Twins should get some reinforcement to the lineup with Alex Kirilloff (shoulder) and Byron Buxton (knee) due back soon from the injured list, Polanco will continue to play on a near-everyday basis while moving between second base, third base and designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Homers, drives in three
Polanco went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs scored in Monday's win against the Guardians.
Polanco doubled and scored in the second inning before ripping a three-run shot in the fourth. He's knocked four homers while going 18-for-54 (.333) over his last 15 games. On the year, he owns a .785 OPS with 23 extra-base hits through 58 games.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Polanco: Clubs homer Saturday
Polanco went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
Polanco had gone seven games without an extra-base hit, batting .273 (6-for-22) with three RBI in that span. The infielder continues to move around between second base, third base and designated hitter as the Twins find at-bats for Edouard Julien. Polanco is hitting a middling .250 with a .766 OPS, nine homers, 30 RBI, 21 runs scored and three stolen bases through 56 contests this year.... See More ... See Less
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|Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic|
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