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Q&A: Twins SS Jorge Polanco on his recent ankle surgery

KSTP Sports
Created: October 18, 2020 10:21 AM

The Twins recently announced that Jorge Polanco, 27, had a procedure shortly after the season to remove a mild bone spur and a small bone chip on the outside of the joint that went as planned. He had a similar cleanup operation about a year ago.

Polanco will begin physical therapy in the coming days, and the Twins said he's expected to be ready when spring training starts in four months.

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He talked to our Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson about the surgery and the difficulties at the plate that his ankle caused.

***Click the video box above to listen to our chat with Polanco***

Polanco played through discomfort in the ankle for most of the season and slumped down the stretch. The 2019 All-Star played in 55 of 60 games, but saw his slugging percentage fall from .485 to .354. He hit .167 with just two extra-base hits in his last 15 games, including the playoffs.

The Associated Press contributed to this story


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