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Phillies activate Placido Polanco from disabled list

Aug 20, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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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.

  1. vandergraafk - Aug 20, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Polly, do us all a favor and a) find a way to get back on the DL or b) accept that your role has been reduced to a late inning defensive replacement.

  2. stlouis1baseball - Aug 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Sorry to see Placido struggling at the tail end of his career.
    My favorite player when he was w/ the Cardinals.
    He has alwasy been a very solid baseball player.

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