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Placido Polanco | Third Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (42) / 10/10/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Miami-Dade CC
Drafted: 1994 / Rd. 19 (0) / STL

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Marlins activated INF Placido Polanco from the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Polanco displayed concussion symptoms after he was hit in the head by a pitch on August 16, but he managed to return as soon as he was eligible. The 37-year-old is batting just .253/.308/.292 with one home run and 21 RBI in 91 games this year. Tue, Aug 27, 2013 02:58:00 PM

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Marlins placed INF Placido Polanco on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Polanco hasn't played since getting hit by a pitch in the head Friday and will be reevaluated this week. Gil Velazquez has been called up from Triple-A New Orleans to replace him on the active roster.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 02:56:00 PM

Placido Polanco went 3-for-5 with three RBI in the win over the Braves on Wednesday.

Polanco entered with just 12 RBI on the season. It was his first three-RBI game since he had a grand slam on June 10, 2011. Polanco has been playing less recently with Ed Lucas and Donovan Solano both on the roster. He's a candidate to be traded if any contenders come calling later this month.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 03:50:00 PM

Placido Polanco went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Marlins' 5-3 win over the Twins on Wednesday.

Polanco singled in the fifth inning and then launched a two-run shot over the left field fence in the bottom of the sixth inning that broke a 3-3 tie. The home run was Polanco's first of the season and he's batting just .239/.294/.286 in 62 total games played.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 04:03:00 PM

Placido Polanco went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

It was his first start since last Monday, as he had been battling lower back stiffness. Polanco is still batting just .237/.297/.270 for the season, but if he can manage to stay healthy, a contender might view him as a decent bench option next month.
Sun, Jun 16, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Placido Polanco appeared in Saturday's game against the Cardinals after a double-switch.

Polanco entered the game in the eighth inning and reached on a hit by pitch in his lone plate appearance. The infielder hadn't played since Monday due to lower back stiffness, but it appears that he'll be fine.
Sun, Jun 16, 2013 08:21:00 AM

Placido Polanco (back) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Brewers.

Polanco is sitting after he left Monday's game with lower back stiffness. Consider him day-to-day. Ed Lucas is filling in at third base Tuesday.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 02:54:00 PM

Placido Polanco left Monday's game in the sixth inning with lower back stiffness.

Polanco was injured when he went over the dugout rail after a foul ball earlier in the game. He can probably safely be considered day-to-day.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 09:11:00 PM

Placido Polanco went 1-for-8 with a run scored in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Polanco made his lone hit count, as he had a one-out single in the 20th inning before scoring the winning run in the marathon victory over the Mets. He had been out the last few games due to the flu.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 08:22:00 AM

Placido Polanco (illness) was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Phillies.

Polanco has now missed three straight games due to flu-like symptoms. He remains on track to return later this week.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 02:37:00 PM

Placido Polanco was scratched from Monday's lineup due to illness.

He's expected to return Tuesday. Ed Lucas is filling in at third base.
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 05:30:00 PM

Placido Polanco went 0-for-4 as the Marlins' No. 3 hitter in Wednesday's loss.

Polanco has appeared in 13 games as a No. 3 hitter this season and has one extra-base hit and one RBI in 46 at-bats. Overall, he's batting .248/.311/.281 with eight runs scored and six RBI in 121 at-bats. The Marlins may not have much choice to stick with him for now, but hopefully they'll come up with a better third base option in time.
Wed, May 8, 2013 06:14:00 PM

Placido Polanco had an RBI double in Saturday's extra-inning loss to the Reds.

Polanco has hit third and fourth for the Marlins this season, but he was back in the No. 2 spot on Saturday. That's where he belongs. The 37-year-old is hitting .292 (19-for-65) with four doubles and six RBI through 17 games this season. He's unlikely to hold up over the long-term and doesn't provide much pop from third base, but he's relevant in NL-only and deeper mixed fantasy leagues for now.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 06:22:00 PM

Placido Polanco went 2-for-4 and plated the Marlins' lone run in Friday night's loss to the Phillies.

While it's nearly indefensible that Polanco is serving as the cleanup hitter on a Major League team, he's actually been one of the Marlins' best hitters to this point, hitting .351/.351/.406. He won't contribute much in terms of power or speed, but as long as he's hitting in the middle of the lineup, he certainly has use in NL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 11:29:00 PM

Placido Polanco went 3-for-5 with a two-run single and a run scored in Friday's 7-5 win over the Mets.

That's right, it was an offensive barrage for the Marlins, who now have their first win of the 2013 season. Mike Redmond used Polanco out of the cleanup spot for the first two games of the season, but he has been the No. 2 hitter in the last two games. That's where he belongs, though the Marlins don't have any good options right now. Greg Dobbs was the cleanup hitter on Friday night, though to be fair, he did hit a solo homer.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 10:48:00 PM

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