The Phillies have declined 37-year old righty swinging 3B Placido Polanco’s option for the 2013 season valued at $5.5 million bucks. They instead have bought him out for a cool $1 million bucks. Polanco played in 90 games for the Phillies last year and he was 78 for 303 (.257 avg, .629 OPS) with 28 runs scored, 2 homers and 19 RBIs. He played in 688 games in his seven years with the Phillies (two stints) and he was 776 of 2,685 (.289 avg, .739 OPS) with 365 runs scored, 51 homers, 281 RBIs and 31 stolen bases. Polanco was injury prone last year and that made this decision a very easy one.