Polanco Says He’s Healthy
“I’ve been taking ground balls, hitting, running,” he said. “I think I’m good to go.”
Polanco had offseason sports hernia surgeries to repair two abdominal tears. He said he is confident he can remain healthy the entire season.
“You can’t think, ‘Oh, I’m going to get hurt,’” he said. “I got fixed. I did a good rehab. So, we’ll see. I think I’m going to stay healthy.”
He said he is not limited in any way entering camp.
He also said the injuries affected him last season. He said he wasn’t in pain as much as he felt weak. He said it affected him everywhere on the field.
“When you have a tear in the abdominal, you know it’s there,” he said. “When you’re hurt in that area, you know how much you use it. Sometimes you take it for granted. When you hurt your elbow, you can’t move. You use your abdominal for everything. And when I had surgery, I really noticed it. Every time I coughed, every time I laughed, it hurt. It’s a small muscle, but you really use it.”