Dobbs fills in for ailing Polanco at third

Dobbs fills in for ailing Polanco at third

BOSTON -- Phillies manager Charlie Manuel started Greg Dobbs at third base Saturday against the Red Sox because Placido Polanco is ill.

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Polanco is hitting .316 with five home runs and 23 RBIs in 212 at-bats. He also has a .352 slugging percentage and a .468 slugging percentage. Dobbs has struggled. He is hitting just .133 with one home run and five RBIs in 60 at-bats. He has a .200 on-base percentage and a .233 slugging percentage. He also is just 1-for-24 as a pinch-hitter.

Out of 60 qualified pinch-hitters in Major League Baseball, Dobbs' .042 average is 59th. Colorado's Dexter Fowler, who is 0-for-11 as a pinch-hitter, is last.