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Pirates’ Gregory Polanco will miss the rest of the season

September 8, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates trainer Bryan Housand, left, looks over Gregory Polanco's injured leg in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco, the team’s home run and RBIs leader, will miss the remainder of the season because of a bone bruise in his left knee.

Polanco was injured Friday night and left the Pirates’ 5-3 win over the Miami Marlins in the sixth inning when he slid awkwardly into second base on a double. He also strained his left shoulder, Pittsburgh said Saturday.

He is hitting .254 with 23 homers and 81 RBIs. Polanco also had a team-high 61 extra-base hits.

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