Polanco Not Ruling Out Returning This Season

The Pirates Outfielder has been on the Injured List since June 19

Matt Harkins
July 25, 2019 - 4:05 pm

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Pirates Outfielder Gregory Polanco returned in April from off-season shoulder surgery and after playing in 42 games he found himself back on the I.L on June 19 due to shoulder inflammation.

Polanco was working his way back from the injury, but had his rehab assignment halted due to shoulder soreness.

"I'm not happy at all because I want to be on the field helping the team and playing, enjoying what I like to do," said Polanco. "Right now, the shoulder is still very tight, my range of motion is not there."

For the next 10 days or so, Polanco won't be doing much, just stretching and then after the 10 day period he will start swinging after that.

Polanco says that he may have comeback to early, but did so because he wanted to help the team.

"There's no maybes, obviously I came back too early," said Polanco. "That's something I don't regret because I wanted to play, I wanted to help the team, but sometimes things don't go the way you expect."

On whether or not he will be a little bit more cautious in coming back this team in order to not have another set back or stint on the injured list.

"I can't say I won't play (again) this season, I can't say that," said Polanco. "However I feel in like two or three weeks, if I feel good to play...I don't want to be in a rush, I want to be in a good spot and I can gain confidence."

In 2019, Polanco is batting .242 with 8 doubles, 1 triple 6 home runs and 17 RBI in 42 games.

Listen to Pirates Outfielder Gregory Polanco's entire conversation with the media pregame:

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