Phillies 3B Polanco needs surgery

Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco tags out San Francisco Giants' Cody Ross (13) as he tries to advance to third on a ball hit by Pablo Sandoval during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball's National League Championship Series Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

October 27, 2010 3:51:44 PM PDT
Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco will have surgery on his left elbow Friday and is expected to be ready for spring training.

Polanco will have bone fragments removed from his elbow, in addition to having his extensor tendon repaired. He is expected to need eight to 10 weeks of recovery.

He hit .298 with six homers and 52 RBIs for the NL East champions.


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