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Phillies place Placido Polanco on disabled list with sports hernia

Aug 16, 2011, 10:30 PM EST

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Following tonight’s stunning loss to the Diamondbacks, the Phillies placed third baseman Placido Polanco on the 15-day disabled list with a sports hernia, reports Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Polanco hasn’t played since August 6, so he will be eligible to return next Monday against the Mets. He has ruled out the possibility of surgery, which would likely end his season.

Polanco, 35, is batting .275/.330/.342 with four home runs, 40 RBI and a .672 OPS over 383 plate appearances this season. He has a .223 batting average and .544 OPS since the start of May. While the Phillies can afford to rest him pretty liberally in August and September, he’ll be playing through pain the rest of the way.

  1. hittfamily - Aug 16, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    “While the Phillies can afford to rest him pretty liberally in August and September, he’ll be playing through pain the rest of the way.”

    When your third baseman has a .544 ops since April, any team in the league could afford to rest him pretty liberally.

    • Chris Fiorentino - Aug 17, 2011 at 12:24 AM

      Especially when said team is 7.5 games up in the division, 10 games up for the playoffs, and have guys named Doc, Lee, Hamels, and Oswalt in the rotation.

      • hittfamily - Aug 17, 2011 at 12:43 AM

        ooommph

        Low blow dude, low low blow.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 17, 2011 at 8:32 AM

        Hamels is hurt, Oswalt is a losing pitcher with a ERA of almost 4 which isnt great for the NL by any means. We just need one more to go down and then things get interesting

      • Chris Fiorentino - Aug 17, 2011 at 9:41 AM

        Who is “we”? Members of the Douche-bag Association of America?

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