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Polanco heads to DL with sports hernia

Polanco heads to DL with sports hernia

Polanco heads to DL with sports hernia
PHILADELPHIA -- Placido Polanco will try to finish the season playing with a sports hernia injury.

He was placed on the 15-day disabled list following Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Arizona, retroactive to Aug. 7. The Phillies want to give Polanco a few more days to rest the injury, which means he could be activated as early as Monday against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies called up right-hander Michael Schwimer from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take Polanco's spot on the 25-man roster.

Polanco said he has ruled out surgery, which the Phillies said was an option last week.

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"If I have surgery, I'm out for the year," he said.

Polanco said on a 1-10 scale the pain is a six. He said he could play like that the remainder of the season, including the postseason.

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