Phillies lose Utley, Polanco to DL

The Phillies got a double dose of bad news today, as they were forced to put second baseman Chase Utley (thumb) and third baseman Placido Polanco (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list.

According to the team’s website, there is no timetable for either player’s return. Utley’s injury was diagnosed as a sprain, but Polanco hinted that he might need surgery on his elbow after the season.

Utley is hitting .277 with 11 homers and 37 RBIs this season, but he has only one homer this month. Polanco, who already spent time on the disabled list this season because of the elbow, is batting .318 with five homers and 27 RBIs.

The Phillies got a double dose of bad news today, as they were forced to put second baseman Chase Utley (thumb) and third baseman Placido Polanco (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list.

According to the team’s website, there is no timetable for either player’s return. Utley’s injury was diagnosed as a sprain, but Polanco hinted that he might need surgery on his elbow after the season.

Utley is hitting .277 with 11 homers and 37 RBIs this season, but he has only one homer this month. Polanco, who already spent time on the disabled list this season because of the elbow, is batting .318 with five homers and 27 RBIs.

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