Pirates' Polanco Could Be Out Until June

Bucs outfielder had left shoulder surgery

Jeff Hathhorn
September 14, 2018 - 3:03 pm
Gregory Polanco stance

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Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco likely won’t return to the Major Leagues until mid-April, maybe mid-June of next year.  The news announced on Polanco’s 27th birthday on Friday.

The team update stated that Polanco underwent left shoulder surgery by Dr. David Altchek at HSS in New York City on Wednesday.  The surgery was to repair the labrum and regain stabilization of the shoulder after the acute dislocation that he sustained during the game on September 7.

The normal recovery time to get back to MLB level is seven to nine months.

Polanco injured his throwing shoulder during a slide into second at PNC Park.  The Bucs starting right-fielder is under team control until 2023 and had a career-high 23 home runs this season.