5:58 PM EDT, Fri August 18, 2017
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gregory Polanco returns to Pittsburgh for tests on injured hamstring

MILWAUKEE — Gregory Polanco returned to Pittsburgh so the Pirates’ medical team could examine his strained left hamstring, an injury has forced him to the disabled list three times this season.

Toronto Star

Donaldson, Happ lead Blue Jays past Pirates

Jays 4-2 on homestand with Rays in town starting Monday.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Andrew McCutchen back in lineup two days after injury; Gregory Polanco out

TORONTO — A day away was all it took. Andrew McCutchen returned to the Pirates lineup Sunday, two days after injuring his left knee, to serve as designated hitter for a series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays. McCutchen was slated to bat third against lefty J.A. Happ.

Beaver County Times

Pirates' Gregory Polanco leaves with hamstring injury in 7-2 loss to Blue Jays

Chris Rowley pitched 5 1/3 innings to win his major league debut, Jose Bautista scored two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2. Pittsburgh lost for the second time in seven games. Rowley, who began the…

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Andrew McCutchen exits early with apparent left leg injury

TORONTO — Andrew McCutchen exited in the third inning of the Pirates game Friday with an apparent left leg injury. He reached second base on an RBI double off Toronto Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman. Two plays later, McCutchen summoned the team’s athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk and limped to the dugout.

Grand Rapids Press

Has Drew VerHagen made his last start for Tigers? Here's why that might not be a bad thing

The Tigers are convinced that VerHagen can be an effective Major League reliever. DETROIT -- Thursday marked exactly one year since Detroit Tigers pitcher Drew VerHagen underwent thoracic outlet surgery on his right shoulder. It could also mark the last time he starts a game for the Tigers in 2017 -- or perhaps ever. That might sound like a dramatic (over)reaction to one start, a 7-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday afternoon. But there are other factors that make it likely that VerHagen is going back to the bullpen or Triple-A Toledo or both. Michael...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As Gregory Polanco returns to DL, Pirates will use rotating cast in RF

DENVER — The Pirates’ so-called “dream outfield” is one man short again. On Saturday, after four wins in four days since Starling Marte returned from suspension, right fielder Gregory Polanco was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain, the same injury which sent him to the DL in May.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gregory Polanco removed from Pirates game with injury

DENVER — Gregory Polanco, the Pirates’ cleanup hitter, exited in the fourth inning Friday after injuring himself while running out a ground ball. Polanco had just struck a bases-loaded ground ball to second base and hustled to first base to beat out the would-be double-play throw.