Gregory Polanco to Play in Japan

Former Pirate OF Gregory Polanco will get a cup of coffee in Japan, according to a report:

Polanco, 30, was released by the Pirates on August 28 after hitting .208/.283/.354 this past season. He was signed to a minor league contract by the Blue Jays on August 31 and hit .374/.436/.747 in 24 games with Triple-A Buffalo.

Once considered a cornerstone player in Pittsburgh, no MLB team was apparently willing to pony up the dollars or playing time that Polanco was seeking.