PITTSBURGH (AP) - Gregory Polanco seemed to be the only person who didn't know how much Pittsburgh Pirates' fans have been anticipating his major league debut.
"I'm very surprised," the 22-year-old outfielder said at an introductory news conference on Tuesday. He didn't expect that, either. Polanco was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis late Monday night when second baseman Neil Walker was placed on the 15-day disabled list after undergoing an appendectomy.
He was in the lineup, playing right field and batting second, for the game against the Chicago Cubs.
Polanco played for the WV Power in 2012.