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Pirates' Gregory Polanco has surgery on his throwing shoulder

Jerry DiPaola
| Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, 8:12 p.m.
Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco (25) drives in the go-ahead run with a base hit in the eighth inning, of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Atlanta. Pittsburgh won 3-2. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco (25) drives in the go-ahead run with a base hit in the eighth inning, of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Atlanta. Pittsburgh won 3-2. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco’s off-season will now include recovery from shoulder surgery.

Polanco, who suffered a season-ending left shoulder dislocation while sliding into second base Friday night at PNC Park, had surgery Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The injury occurred to his throwing shoulder.

The Pirates did not disclose a timetable for Polanco’s recovery.

Polanco, the Pirates’ top power threat, hit a career-high 23 home runs in 130 games this season, with 81 RBIs and a .254 batting average.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry at jdipaola@tribweb.com or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.

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