Way to Go, Placido Polanco
Placido Polanco has re-injured his surgically repaired left elbow.
The Philadelphia Phillies third baseman hyper-extended his elbow on a swing in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. Ouch. He attempted to play some defense in the bottom half of the inning, but was replaced by Wilson Valdez in the second.
"It’s just a day-to-day thing I think. When I’ve had it before, I never stopped playing. But since I had surgery, they took me out."
Polanco was limited to 132 games in 2010 due to chronic left elbow pain before having scar tissue and bone spurs removed from the arm in November.
Polanco isn't the only Phillies player to get injured this spring: second baseman Chase Utley hasn't played at all since he's rehabilitating his right knee injury. Meanwhile, Brad Lidge was scratched from his scheduled appearance on Monday with right biceps tendinitis. Fortunately, the closer played catch on Tuesday and is expected to throw from a mound as soon as Thursday.
Get well soon, Phillies.