Polanco’s Back Problem Lingers, Requests A Shot

Placido Polanco is a frustrated man.

The discomfort from a bulging disc in his lower back is lingering, so he approached the Phillies training staff today at Wrigley Field and told them that he would like to receive a cortisone injection to speed up the recovery process.

That is significant because Polanco had been reluctant to take a shot because he had four last season: three in his right elbow and one in his back in the postseason.

He said he could get the shot Thursday.

“I was trying to avoid the shot,” he said. “But I was the one that came up to them and told them this keeps bothering me. Let’s just go ahead and go with the second option.”

Polanco is eligible to be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, but clearly that will not happen.

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