No corresponding move has been announced by the Pirates, who are five games back of the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central.
The demotion is figured to be short, as playoff rosters expand next Monday. Polanco was called up in June after hitting .347 with seven home runs in 62 games for Indianapolis. He hit .271 in his first 30 MLB games.
Polanco has been in a prolonged slump, going 2 for his last 33, including an 0 for 3 effort in yesterday’s 3-2 loss to the Brewers.
For the season, Polanco is batting .241 with six home runs and 30 RBI in 279 plate appearances.
- Scooby Axson