Third baseman Placido Polanco was back in the lineup Wednesday night after leaving Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers when he aggravated the elbow injury that has bothered him since being hit by a pitch against Atlanta in late April.
“I have to deal with it for a while,” he said. “You learn how to play with it.”
Polanco admitted he’s concerned about the injury and now seems convinced that he’ll be headed for surgery to have a bone spur removed as soon as the season is over.
“I don’t know how bad it is,” he said. “I’m not a doctor, but it sure looks like they’re going to need to operate after the season. I did all the rehab and all that and it’s still there. I’m not going to have that (bone spur) next year. One of the doctors told me it was going to bother me until they take that piece of bone out."