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Pirates place OF Polanco on disabled list

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May 17, 2017 at 4:05 pm.

May 18, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Gregory Polanco (25) hits a double against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at PNC Park. Photo Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

May 18, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Gregory Polanco (25) hits a double against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at PNC Park. Photo Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The move is retroactive to Monday for Polanco, who is nursing a left hamstring strain.

Polanco is batting .252 with one homer and nine RBIs in 34 games this season. The 25-year-old Dominican is hitting .253 with 39 homers and 180 RBIs in 420 career contests — all with Pittsburgh.

Ortiz, who will be joining the Pirates for his second stint this season, is batting .253 with three RBIs in 27 games with Indianapolis.