Placido Polanco said on Friday that if he was unable to play by today, he would likely opt for surgery on his sports hernia.
All we know at the moment is that Polanco is not in the line-up. Instead, Michael Martinez is starting at third base. The Phillies clubhouse opens in 10 minutes, so we will hopefully have more information at that point.
The Phillies had said previously that surgery would not necessarily end Polanco's season. According to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., doctors have pegged a recovery time at three-to-four weeks, which could see the third baseman return by the end of September.
But Polanco is on the field taking ground balls from first base coach Sam Perlozzo. Head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan is looking on, which would seem to indicate that nothing has been decided yet with regards to the surgery.