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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 every day until the season ends.

Polanco did say he hopes to play again next season. He has an option for $5 million with the Phillies next season, but a $1 million buyout that Ruben Amaro is likely to use.

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Galvis is Latest Phillie to Land on DL

The injury bug bites again.

Second baseman Freddy Galvis injured his back swinging during last night’s 6-5 loss to the Dodgers, landing him on the DL with lower back soreness. The Phillies called up Michael Martinez to take his place on the roster, with Mike Fontenot likely starting the majority of the games at second.

This blow is huge to the Phillies offensively and defensively. Galvis has been a wizard in the field at second base as well as leading the team with 15 doubles and fifth with 24 RBIs.

“It’s another one of our guys going down,” Manuel said. “What more can I say?

Today’s lineup at 1 PM vs the Dodgers and Aaron Harang: Rollins SS, Pierre LF, Pence RF, Wigginton 3B, Victorino CF, Fontenot 2B, Mayberry 1B, Schneider C, Hamels P.

Contreras Suffers Season-Ending Injury

UPDATE 2 — Jose Contreras’ season is done.

Contreras tore the UCL and flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow and will be out for the rest of the season.

UPDATE 1 — Phillies reliever Jose Contreras had an MRI this morning and was revealed that he has a right elbow strain.

Contreras is having bad luck with his right elbow, which kept him out of most of last season, and that he had surgery on last September.

The Phillies called up Michael Schwimer to fill Contreras’ spot in the bullpen.

It’s incredibly frustrating for Contreras, who had been rolling hispast 11 appearances this season. In those 11 games, Contreras was 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA in 9 2/3 innings.

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Phillies Place Halladay On DL

The Phillies have placed starting pitching Roy Halladay on DL this afternoon according to Todd Zolecki.

It’s a Grade 1/2 strain in the lat muscle (on the back under the shoulder). Halladay hopes to be back in 6-8 weeks.

Pitching coach Rich Dubee said he thought Halladay had an issue since spring training. Dubee said he thought it was a minor, lingering issue but it never went away.

The news couldn’t have come at any worse of a time for the Phillies, who are reeling big time in injuries to both the rotation and offense.

Vance Worley is currently on the DL with a bone chip in his throwing elbow, opting for surgery after the season ends. He threw a bullpen session today and felt no pain. He will throw one more session before he will rejoin the rotation.

The Phillies will have to scratch Roy Oswalt off their wish list because he signed with the Texas Rangers earlier today.

Phils Place Worley On DL

The Phillies have placed starting pitching Vance Worley on the 15-day DL with right elbow inflammation and could miss at least three starts.

The move is retroactive to Worley’s last start on May 12, which means he could come back on May 27. Joe Savery was recalled from Lehigh.

Worley told reporters yesterday that he would be scratched from his start and would not travel with the team to Chicago for the Phillies’ two-game series against the Cubs. Kyle Kendrick will start tonight.

UPDATE: The Phillies released an update on Worley.

After examining his elbow, there was no structural damage to Worley. ” No flexor pronator, no UCL, none of those bad words. Phillies encouraged,” Matt Gelb tweeted.

It’s inflammation in the posterior joint of Worley’s elbow. He had an ultrasound Monday and MRI Wednesday,” Gelb continued in another tweet.

Phils Call Up Catcher Kratz

The Phillies have made a move, adding a right-handed bat to their bench now.

Erik Kratz has been called up by the Phillies, meaning someone will be heading to the DL very shortly. A betting man would put his money on Jim Thome, who has been deactivated the past two games. UPDATE: Thome was placed on the DL this morning with lower back tightness.

Kratz has three home runs and a .333 average with the IronPigs this season. He will add a right-handed bat to the bench, which usually takes a blow in that area with Ty Wigginton getting a lot of playing time and John Mayberry struggling.

Phillies place Herndon on DL, recall Sanches


The Phillies have placed right-handed reliever David Herndon on the 15-day DL with right elbow inflammation and called up veteran right-hander Brian Sanches in his place.

The 33 year-old is 1-0 with a 3.21 ERA with 12 strike outs and 14 innings pitched in eight appearances for Triple-A Lehigh this season.

Sanches, pitched with the Phillies in 2006 and 2007. He has a career 3.58 ERA with Philadelphia, Washington and Florida.

In five games this season, Herndon is 0-1 with a 4.70 ERA.

Stutes to DL; Schwimer Up

The Phillies have placed right-hander Michael Stutes on the DL with right shoulder inflammation after their 8-5 win over the D’Backs.

Replacing Stutes will be Michael Schwimer, who was 1-0 with a 1.04 ERA and two saves in seven games with the IronPigs.

Stutes started the season with some right shoulder problems. The problems didn’t really go away as Stutes posted a 6.35 ERA in 5 2/3 innings in six appearances.

Lee Strains Oblique; Lands On DL

The Phillies were hit with a bit of a surprise today.

Starting left-hander Cliff Lee was put on the 15-day DL by the Phillies with a strained left oblique. This came only days after the left-hander threw 102 pitchers in 10 shut out innings.

The Phillies recalled left-handed reliever Joe Savery from AAA Lehigh. Kyle Kendrick will start on Monday in place of Lee.

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Utley remains positive about knees

(Yong Kim / Inquirer Photographer)

Disappointment. Frustration. A little worried.

Those were all words and phrases Chase Utley used today. Obviously no news about Utley’s knees was going to be good news.

With how things have been going this spring for the Phillies on the injury front, and especially for Utley, today’s update took a little bit of stress off everyone’s minds.

Anticipated since Friday, Utley talked to reporters in Clearwater today before their Grapefruit League game against the Orioles. The 32-year-old second baseman remained positive about his injuries and his hopeful to be back on his own terms this season.

In Utley’s opening statement before answering questions, he said:

I was in Phoenix meeting with a physical therapist by the name of Brett Fischer for about four or five days, just to get some better ideas on how I can continue to move forward. I have a better idea now on how my body is supposed to move compared to how it’s moving at this time, and I think we have something pretty good for the future.

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