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Placido Polanco Placed On Disabled List

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The Philadelphia Phillies have placed infielder Palcido Polanco on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 23) with lower back inflammation, the team announced today (via Todd Zolecki of MLB.com). The team will make a corresponding move on Friday.

With Polanco out, Ty Wigginton will serve as the team's everyday starting third baseman. Wigginton is an upgrade at the plate this year, but he's brutal defensively. Polanco's injury also handicaps the team from moving Wigginton at the trade deadline.

The 36-year-old Polanco is having the worst season of his career, hitting just .255/.300/.328 in 314 plate appearances this season. He will likely be bought out for $1 million of his $5.5 million mutual option for next season, but is still owed the remainder of his $6.25 million this season.