Polanco placed on DL, Madson activated

Placido Polanco has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

            Third baseman Placido Polanco has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with lower back inflammation, retroactive to July 5, Assistant General Manager Scott Proefrock announced today.  To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, the club activated right-hander Ryan Madson from the disabled list.

         Polanco, 35, is hitting .274 with four home runs and 39 RBI in 83 games this season.  He was voted in by the fans as the starting third baseman for the National League All-Star team, but did not play due to his injury.

      Madson has not appeared in a major league game since June 18 due to a right hand contusion.  He was officially placed on the disabled list on June 28.  The 30-year-old made one rehab appearance with single-A Clearwater this past Wednesday and pitched 1.0 scoreless inning with one strikeout.  For the season, Madson is 3-1 with 15 saves and a 2.03 ERA in 31 appearances for the Phillies.


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