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Top Josh Palacios News

  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Sitting out Saturday

    Palacios isn't in the Pirates' lineup Saturday against Miami.

    Palacios will sit out Saturday after picking up three hits over the Pirates' last two games. Jack Suwinski will shift to right field with Palacios out, and Ji Hwan Bae will start in center field while Nick Gonzales mans second base.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Out against lefty

    Palacios is absent from the lineup for Wednesday's game in Philadelphia.

    The Phillies are starting left-hander Ranger Suarez, so Palacios will begin this one on the bench. Henry Davis will patrol right field for the Pirates.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Out of Sunday's lineup

    Palacios is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Cincinnati, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Palacios went 2-for-6 with an RBI and a run during Saturday's contest but will return to the bench for the series finale. Miguel Andujar will start in right field and bat cleanup.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Not in lineup Friday

    Palacios remains out of the lineup Friday at Cincinnati.

    Palacios hit a three-run homer off the bench in the Pirates' win over the Cubs on Thursday, but he'll ride the pine again to begin Friday's tilt as left-hander Andrew Abbott toes the slab for the Reds.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Belts big homer off bench

    Palacios hit a three-run home run in his only at-bat during Thursday's 8-6 win over the Cubs.

    Palacios began the game on the bench but was called upon to pinch hit in the top of the ninth inning with Pittsburgh clinging to a one-run lead. The 28-year-old came through with a three-run blast that proved to be critical when Chicago scored twice in the bottom of the frame. Palacios has homered in each of his past two contests, driving in six runs over that span.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Sitting Thursday

    Palacios isn't in Pittsburgh's lineup Thursday against the Cubs, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    After going 2-for-6 with a homer and three RBI during Wednesday's win over Chicago, Palacios will get a breather for Thursday's series finale. Miguel Andujar will take over in right field and bat fifth while Palacios rests.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Caps big rally

    Palacios went 2-for-6 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 13-7 win over the Cubs.

    Palacios' blast put a bow on the Pirates' seven-run fourth inning. The outfielder has been solid in September, going 15-for-49 (.306) with three homers and nine RBI over 17 contests. That's lifted his season slash line to .230/.270/.404 with nine long balls, 36 RBI, 23 runs scored and five stolen bases over 83 contests overall. Palacios is in the mix for playing time in the corner outfield spots and at designated hitter, primarily against right-handed pitchers.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Goes deep, swipes bag

    Palacios went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a stolen base in Tuesday's 5-1 victory over the Nationals.

    Palacios got the scoring started in the second inning Tuesday, blasting a two-run homer to straight-away center field. The 28-year-old later singled and stole third base -- his fifth steal of the year. After an 0-for-4 performance Aug. 25 caused the outfielder's batting average to hover just above the Mendoza Line, Palacios has gone 12-for-37 (.324) with two home runs and three steals across his last 14 games, improving his season-long slash line to .224/.269/.405 in limited action.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Sitting against southpaw

    Palacios is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Nationals.

    Along with fellow left-handed hitters Jack Suwinski and Alfonso Rivas, the lefty-hitting Palacios will retreat to the bench while southpaw Patrick Corbin takes the hill for the Nationals. Connor Joe will replace Palacios in right field and bat third.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Settling into large-side platoon

    Palacios went 2-for-4 with a triple Sunday against Atlanta.

    Palacios has been a primary beneficiary of Andrew McCutchen's (Achilles) absence, starting all four games against right-handed pitchers since McCutchen went down. Palacios has hit well in the limited sample since, collecting five hits across 16 at-bats with one RBI. His larger sample this season suggests that success may be short-lived, but he looks to be in line for regular at-bats across the final few weeks of the campaign.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Idle against southpaw

    Palacios isn't in the Pirates' lineup Saturday against Atlanta, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Palacios will get a breather Saturday as the left-handed Dylan Dodd toes the slab for Atlanta. Bryan Reynolds, Ji Hwan Bae and Jack Suwinski will man Pittsburgh's outfield while Miguel Andujar serves as the designated hitter.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Sits in fourth straight

    Palacios is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    The lefty-hitting Palacios will be on the bench for the fourth straight game while the Pirates have opposed left-handed pitchers three times during that stretch. The righty-hitting Miguel Andujar will spell Palacios in right field for the second game in a row, but Palacios should continue serving as the Pirates' primary option at the position versus right-handers until Henry Davis (hand) returns from the injured list.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Belts game-winning homer

    Palacios hit a two-run home run in his only at-bat in a 7-6 win against St. Louis on Saturday.

    Palacios was held out of the starting lineup with left-hander Drew Rom starting for the Cardinals, but he was called upon to pinch hit in the ninth against righty Drew VerHagen. That move turned out to be a wise one, as Palacios drilled a two-run, 420-foot shot to right-center field to give Pittsburgh a 7-6 lead. Palacios had never put up big power numbers prior to this season -- he topped out at nine long balls over 389 plate appearances between the minors and majors last year -- but he's shown some surprising pop in 2023, going deep eight times in 20 games at Triple-A Indianapolis and seven times over 68 contests in the majors.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Out against lefty

    Palacios isn't starting Saturday against the Cardinals, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Southpaw Drew Rom will start Saturday's game for St. Louis, so the left-handed bat of Palacios will retreat to the bench. His absence will allow Miguel Andujar to start in right field and bat sixth.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Smacks sixth homer

    Palacios went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run Thursday against the Cubs.

    He's spent much of his time in the majors as a bench bat, but he's getting regular run with Henry Davis (hand) sidelined. Palacios has started five of the team's last six games and popped two homers, though he has only three hits across 23 at-bats in that span. While he has just a .207 average across 176 plate appearances this season, Palacios has hit fifth or sixth in the order of late and could be a passable source of power and RBI so long as Davis is out.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Serving as Henry Davis replacement

    Palacios will start in right field and bat fifth in Wednesday's game against the Cardinals, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Though St. Louis is bringing lefty Zack Thompson to the hill for the series finale, the lefty-hitting Palacios will still stick in a prominent spot in the Pittsburgh lineup. Palacios is now getting his fourth start in five games and looks as though he'll get a look as a near-everyday player in the Pittsburgh outfield after Henry Davis (hand) was placed on the injured list Monday. Palacios went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk and five RBI in Monday's 11-1 win over St. Louis, but he's gone 0-for-8 with a walk in his other two starts while Davis has been out.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Homer, five RBI in win

    Palacios went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, five RBI and an additional run scored in Monday's 11-1 win over the Cardinals.

    Palacios had a career night Monday, blasting a majestic three-run homer in the fourth inning and ripping a two-run double in the eighth. The 28-year-old outfielder's five-RBI performance matches his output from the prior 15 games since his recall from Triple-A on July 28. He now owns a slash line of .220/.263/.393 with five home runs, 23 RBI and 15 runs scored across 162 plate appearances this season.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Returns from illness

    Palacios (illness) is starting in right field and batting fifth Saturday against Minnesota, Andrew Destin of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Palacios had to leave Tuesday's contest after coming down with an illness, but after making a pinch-hit appearance Friday, he will return to the starting lineup Saturday. The 28-year-old is just 1-for-21 with a home run across his last six games.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Removed with illness

    Palacios was removed from Tuesday's game against the Mets due to a stomach illness, Andrew Destin of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Palacios is receiving treatment from the Pirates' medical staff and is officially listed as day-to-day. The 28-year-old outfielder is slashing .200/.237/.486 through 39 plate appearances since the All-Star break.

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  • Pirates' Josh Palacios: Goes back to bench Wednesday

    Palacios is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Atlanta.

    Though he'll hit the bench with southpaw Max Fried on the mound for Atlanta, the lefty-hitting Palacios may have carved out at least a part-time role against right-handed pitching. He picked up starts in four of the Pirates' last five matchups with righties, leading off on each of those occasions while going 2-for-17 with a pair of solo home runs.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 28
School: Auburn
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, R