The Minnesota Twins promoted 20-year-old shortstop Jorge Polanco from Class A to the majors, the team announced Thursday.
In 72 games with Class A Fort Myers, Polanco hit .289 (83-for-287) with 12 doubles, five home runs and 35 RBIs. Polanco, who was just named Florida State League Player of the Week, made 68 starts at shortstop and one at second base for Fort Myers.
The Twins needed an infielder as shortstop Danny Santana is sidelined with left knee soreness.
The promotion of Polanco, ranked No. 8 among the Twins' Top 20 Prospects, is expected to be temporary. The initial tests on Santana's knee were encouraging.
To make room for Polanco on the 25-man roster, the Twins optioned right-handed pitcher Yohan Pino to Triple-A Rochester. Pino made two starts for the Twins, posting a 6.30 ERA in 10 innings.