PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Pirates say right fielder Gregory Polanco could be out until next June after having surgery on his left shoulder.READ MORE: Port Authority Holds Public Meetings On Mon Valley Transit Upgrades
The Pirates made the announcement on Friday, which was Polanco’s 27th birthday.
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Polanco leads the Pirates with a career-high 23 home runs, 81 RBIs and 61 extra-base hits. He batted .254 this season.
Polanco dislocated his throwing shoulder on an awkward slide into second base on a double last Friday against Miami. He had surgery Wednesday, and the Pirates said it is projected to take seven to nine months for a return to action.
Along with injuring his shoulder, Polanco bruised his knee on the slide. He has played all five of his major league season with Pittsburgh.MORE NEWS: Tame Impala Announces Pittsburgh Tour Stop
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