Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco had succesful surgery on his left elbow today performed by team physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti. The surgery consisted of Dr. Ciccotti removing spurs from Polanco’s left elbow and did a debridement and repair of the lateral extensor tendon. Placido will have follow-up appointments with the doctor over the next several weeks and the organization projects to have him swinging the bat again within 10 weeks – or early January.
Polanco had four cortisone shots this season, the last on the final weekend of the regular season. Still, he was one of the Phillies’ most consistent hitters, finishing the regular season with a .298 batting average, 52 RBI and 76 runs despite being limited to 132 games by the elbow condition. During the 9 games of the postseason, Polanco hit .207 with four runs and 5 RBI. He missed Game 1 of the NLDS due to back problems.
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