Phillies place Polanco on 15-day DL

Oakland Athletics' Coco Crisp, right, steals third base ahead of the tag from Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco in the eighth inning of an interleague baseball game on Saturday, June 25, 2011, in Philadelphia. Oakland won 4-1. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

August 17, 2011 11:16:18 AM PDT
The Phillies have placed third baseman Placido Polanco on the 15-day disabled list with a sports hernia.

The placement is retroactive to August 7th.

Filling his spot on the roster will be right-hander Michael Schwimer from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Polanco, 35, last appeared for the Phillies in their game at San Francisco on August 6 and was diagnosed with a mild sports hernia on August 8.?

This is the second disabled list stint this season for Polanco who missed 19 games in July due to lower back inflammation.?

Polanco, a 2011 National League All-Star, was hitting .275 with four home runs and 40 RBI in 89 games for the Phillies this season.

Schwimer, 25, has gone 9-1 with 10 saves and a 1.88 ERA in 46 appearances for Lehigh Valley this season.?

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