CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Third baseman Placido Polanco said X-rays of his left ring finger taken after he left Saturday's game against Toronto were negative and categorized himself as day to day.
"It's a little stiff today and a little swelling," Polanco said Sunday morning. "I jammed it and it's day to day. I just have to see how I feel every day."
Assistant general manager Scott Proefrock described the injury as "a little sprain" and said Polanco would miss only a couple of days.
Polanco, besieged by a variety of injuries since rejoining the Phillies in 2010, was relieved that his finger was not fractured. He sustained the injury diving back into first base on a pickoff throw by the Toronto catcher in the bottom of the first inning Saturday and feared it could have been something bad.