Jorge Polanco fielding a ground ball
|Minnesota Twins – No. 11|
July 5, 1993 |
San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
|June 26, 2014, for the Minnesota Twins|
(through 2017 season)
|Runs batted in||105|
Polanco signed with the Minnesota Twins as an international free agent in 2009. He made his debut in 2010 for the Dominican Summer League Twins. He also played for the Gulf Coast Twins that year and hit .233./303/.294 overall. He remained with the Gulf Coast Twins in 2011, hitting .250/.319/.349 in 51 games. Playing for the Elizabethton Twins in 2012, he hit .318/.388/.514 with five home runs in 51 games. He played the 2013 season for the Cedar Rapids Kernels hitting .308/.362/.452 and five home runs in 115 games. After the season, he played for the Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Professional Baseball League. In November he was added to the Twins 40-man roster. Polanco started the 2014 season with the Fort Myers Miracle.
Polanco was called up to the majors for the first time on June 26, 2014. Polanco totaled a combined 9 games between 2014 and the 2015 season with the Twins. He got his first extensive look in the majors in 2016, when he played in 69 games. He hit .282 with 4 home runs and 27 runs batted in.