Aug 20, 2012, 11:51 AM EST
Philadelphia activated Placido Polanco from the disabled list after the third baseman missed the past four weeks with a back injury.
Polanco struggled before being shut down, hitting just .255 with a .628 OPS in 82 games at age 36, and the Phillies seem likely to choose a $1 million buyout over his $5.5 million option for next season.
Kevin Frandsen was the primary third baseman in Polanco’s absence and played surprisingly well in 20 games, hitting .329 with a .757 OPS.
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