Phillies Decided On Friday to End Third Base Experiment For Utley

NOTE: News broke yesterday, but no one from the site was available to post it until this morning. After a month — since August 29 to be exact — of fielding ground balls at the hot corner and the discussion that followed, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will not play third base in the final … Continue reading Phillies Decided On Friday to End Third Base Experiment For Utley

Utley Ready to Play Third; Needs Two Things to Happen

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley made waves in the past few weeks with his new found interest in playing third base. But before the Phillies plan to experiment with Utley’s interest in third base in a real-game scenario, two things need to occur. First, Utley needs to go to Charlie Manuel and say that he … Continue reading Utley Ready to Play Third; Needs Two Things to Happen

Injury Update: Polanco, Ruiz, Worley

POLANCO’S SEASON DONE — The 2012 season has come to a close for third baseman Placido Polanco. The Phillies put Polanco on the 15-day DL with back inflammation, but with it being in September it is easy to think he will stay there for the remainder of the season. This will enable Kevin Frandsen to play … Continue reading Injury Update: Polanco, Ruiz, Worley

Third Base Wide Open For Next Season

There is a big question mark stamped next to the third baseman’s name for the 2013 season. It’s a position that hasn’t had a consistent inhabitant since Scott Rolen was traded in 2002. A few guys like David Bell, Pedro Feliz and Placido Polanco were supposed to be main-stays. But only Polanco managed to make an … Continue reading Third Base Wide Open For Next Season

Phillies Activate Polanco; In Lineup Tonight

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies have officially activated third baseman Placido Polanco from the 15-day DL. The move was known yesterday when the Phillies sent IF/OF Hector Luna back to Lehigh Valley in anticipation to activate Polanco. Polanco will also be in tonight’s lineup batting seventh against the Reds. His normal spot in the two-hole has … Continue reading Phillies Activate Polanco; In Lineup Tonight

Polanco To DL With Back Injury

The Phillies will turn to Ty Wigginton’s offense for now. Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco was put on the disabled list retroactive to July 23. A roster move will be announced tomorrow but it’s believed that Kevin Frandsen could be that player. Another option is Michael Martinez, who is a strong fielder. The Phils won’t … Continue reading Polanco To DL With Back Injury

Placido Polanco Has MRI; Status Unknown

PHILADELPHIA — Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco will not be in tonight’s lineup for the Phillies for the second straight game and third time in four games. Polanco had an MRI on his lower back today and his status is unknown at this point. Matt Gelb writes that this could be “problematic” for the Phillies, … Continue reading Placido Polanco Has MRI; Status Unknown