Polanco ‘happy’ to be back from DL, Ortiz optioned back to Indy


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Gregory Polanco is batting .252 this season. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

ATLANTA — Gregory Polanco's stint on the disabled list has come to an end.

Polanco, who suffered a left hamstring strain against the Diamondbacks on May 14, was reinstated to the 25-man roster Thursday morning before the Pirates' 12:10 p.m. game against the Braves at SunTrust Park, and outfielder Danny Ortiz was optioned back to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room for him.

The right fielder's stint lasted the minimum 10 days, but he will not start against the Braves in the series finale.

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