Polanco Scheduled for Surgery
He played through pain much of the season because of bone fragments and tendinitis in the elbow. He had four cortisone injections during the year to keep him on the field, although he spent June 29 – July 16 on the 15-day disabled list.
Team physician Michael Ciccotti will perform the surgery. He will remove bone fragments from the elbow and repair Polanco’s extensor tendon.
“The recovery time for this procedure is typically eight to 10 weeks and we fully expect Placido to be ready by spring training, but we’ll know more after the surgery,” Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement.
Polanco hit .298 with six home runs and 52 RBIs in 554 at-bats this season. He signed a three-year, $18 million contract before this season.