Source: #Pirates send Polanco to AAA. No word yet on corresponding move. Figures to be short-term demotion; rosters expand Monday.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 25, 2014
#Pirates expected to recall Tabata to replace Polanco. Tabata 13-for-30 last 8 games. Would be choice over Lambo, who has 4 HRs last 4.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 25, 2014
#Pirates also expected to activate Barmes from DL this week.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 25, 2014
Gregory Polanco is going back down to Indy. The move is very short term, though. With how good Travis Snider has been Polanco hasn't been playing much and is marred in a 1-for-30 slump. He has look very lost at the plate and the Pirates are hoping some every day at bats will help him out. This is short term because the rosters expand on Monday and he will be up and hopefully helping the team then.
Barmes is going to be a really nice addition and strengthen the bench. While he isn't a great player he is better than Jayson Nix and Michael Martinez.