Polanco scheduled for lower back treatment

Polanco scheduled for lower back treatment

Polanco scheduled for lower back treatment
CHICAGO -- Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco said he will receive an epidural injection into his lower back Thursday in Philadelphia.

Polanco has been on the disabled list since July 4 because of lower back inflammation. He had hoped to avoid an injection after receiving four of them last season, but the inflammation and discomfort has persisted.

He hopes the shot speeds up his recovery process.