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Polanco goes 0-for-2 in second game back

Polanco goes 0-for-2 in second game back

Polanco goes 0-for-2 in second game back
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco went 0-for-2 with a walk on Sunday in a 6-1 victory over Atlanta at Champion Stadium.

It was Polanco's second game since missing nearly two weeks because of a hyperextended left elbow. Polanco left the clubhouse before reporters had a chance to speak with him, but Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said that Polanco felt fine. Polanco said that after playing on Friday he still felt some soreness in the elbow.

"He's OK," Manuel said. "He says he is. He's not hurting, he said."

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Manuel said Polanco will play in the Grapefruit League finale Monday afternoon against the Houston Astros at Bright House Field. Polanco has hit just .171 (7 for 41) this spring, but Manuel said he isn't concerned.

"He can hit," he said.

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