2-minute Drill: Polanco’s Rehab Shut Down; Outfielder to be Looked at in Pittsburgh

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  • The Pirates have shut down right fielder Gregory Polanco’s rehab assignment due to recurrent soreness in his left shoulder, director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said on Wednesday, creating further uncertainty as to when Polanco might rejoin Pittsburgh this season.
  • Pat Narduzzi likes to approach every season in the same manner.
  • New Big Ten Network president Francois McGillicuddy announced Penn State football legend Matt Millen is expected to be back in the broadcast booth as an analyst for the network during the 2019 football season.
  • According to police, the death of former Pittsburgh Penguins forward Greg Johnson was an apparent suicide, the Detroit News reported Thursday.
  • Tiger Woods did not try to mask the physical issues that plagued him during the first round of The Open at Royal Portrush on Thursday, giving a grim assessment of a situation that is appearing to be more the norm these days than at any time since he returned to competitive golf last year.

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