• My Scores
  • Golf
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • NFL Draft

Phillies place Placido Polanco on the DL

By C. Trent Rosecrans | Blogger
Placido Polanco is hitting .255/.300/.328 for the Phillies this season. (US Presswire)

The Phillies may still sell at the trade deadline, but it won't be selling Placido Polanco, as the team placed its third baseman on the 15-day disabled list with lower back inflammation. The move is retroactive to Monday.

Polanco, 36, is hitting just .255/.300/.328 with two home runs this season and could be a free agent afte rthe season. A three-time Gold Glove winner, Polanco can man second or third and would be valuable for any team looking for infield help. Now, though, the Phillies will have to see if he will clear waivers before they try to trade him before Aug. 31.

Polanco is in the third year of a three-year deal, earning $6.25 million with a $5.5 million mutual option for 2013.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and "like" us on Facebook.

 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

April 17, 2014
MLB Hoagie Scale: 4/17 (3:44)
1 April 17, 2014
Tom Seaver on today's pitchers
(3:55)
2 April 16, 2014
MLB Power Rankings: 4/16
(6:06)
3 April 14, 2014
MLB Hoagie Scale: 4/14
(4:01)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

New Era Atlanta Braves MLB 2014 On-Field Clubhouse 39THIRTY Flex Ha

New Era Hats
Get your team now!
Shop Now