Gregory Polanco - Future Pittsburgh Pirates star

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According to the Pittsburgh Pirates, star outfield prospect Gregory Polanco isn't ready for the major leagues yet. Apparently, however, he's more than ready for a contract that could span a decade.

The Pirates recently offered the 22-year-old Polanco a seven-year deal with three club options that would guarantee him a little bit less than $25 million, a source with knowledge of the team's plans told Yahoo Sports. Polanco rejected the deal and remains at Triple-A Indianapolis, a casualty of Major League Baseball's service-time rules that continue to give teams an incentive to bury some of the best prospects in the minor leagues until June.
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Gregory Polanco swings away during the All-Star Futures Game last July. (Getty Images)
Gregory Polanco
Gregory Polanco swings away during the All-Star Futures Game last July. (Getty Images)
Gregory Polanco is ready for the majors, but when will the Pirates call him up? (AP Photo)
gregory polanco
Gregory Polanco is ready for the majors, but when will the Pirates call him up? (AP Photo)
Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco (62) chases the ball on a triple hit by Tampa Bay Rays Logan Forsythe in the first inning of a exhibition baseball game in Port Charlotte, Fla., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco (62) chases the ball on a triple hit by Tampa Bay Rays Logan Forsythe in the first inning of a exhibition baseball game in Port Charlotte, Fla., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco (62) chases the ball on a triple hit by Tampa Bay Rays Logan Forsythe in the first inning of a exhibition baseball game in Port Charlotte, Fla., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco is greeted by third base coach Nick Leyva, left, after hitting a home run during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the New York Yankees Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco is greeted by third base coach Nick Leyva, left, after hitting a home run during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the New York Yankees Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco is greeted by third base coach Nick Leyva, left, after hitting a home run during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the New York Yankees Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco (62) is greeted by teammates after hitting a home run during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the New York Yankees Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco (62) is greeted by teammates after hitting a home run during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the New York Yankees Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco (62) is greeted by teammates after hitting a home run during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the New York Yankees Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco bats during the team's annual spring training Black and Gold intra-squad baseball game in Bradenton, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco bats during the team's annual spring training Black and Gold intra-squad baseball game in Bradenton, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco bats during the team's annual spring training Black and Gold intra-squad baseball game in Bradenton, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco waits his turn to hit against live pitching during the team's baseball spring training workout in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco waits his turn to hit against live pitching during the team's baseball spring training workout in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco waits his turn to hit against live pitching during the team's baseball spring training workout in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco waits his turn to hit against live pitching during the team's baseball spring training workout in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco waits his turn to hit against live pitching during the team's baseball spring training workout in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco waits his turn to hit against live pitching during the team's baseball spring training workout in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco waits his turn to face live pitching during the team's baseball spring training workout in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco waits his turn to face live pitching during the team's baseball spring training workout in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco waits his turn to face live pitching during the team's baseball spring training workout in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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