The Philadelphia Phillies place Placido Polanco on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Thursday 26 July 2012 at 3:29 pm

The Phillies have placed 36-year old righty swinging 3B Placido Polanco on the 15-day disabled list due to a case of back inflammation. Polanco has played in 82 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 74 of 290 (.255 avg, .628 OPS) with 27 runs scored, 2 homers and 19 RBIs. He has been especially awful so far this month. He has played in 14 games in July and he is 6 for 45 (.133 avg, .339 OPS) with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. The Phillies have called up 30-year old righty swinging infielder Kevin Frandsen to replace Polanco on the active roster. Frandsen has played in 99 games in AAA-ball this year for the Phillies and he was 118 of 391 (.302 avg, .733 OPS) with 38 runs scored, 1 homer, 33 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Frandsen last played in the majors back in 2010 for the Angels. He has played in 228 games in his first five years in the majors and he is 138 of 568 (.243 avg, .636 OPS) with 65 runs scored, 7 homers, 53 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.

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