Phillies place Polanco on 15-day DL

PHILADELPHIA - August 17, 2011

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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