Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 7/26/12

Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco heads to the 15-day DL with what is being referred to as lower back inflammation, according to Phils beat writer Todd Zolecki. A corresponding roster move will be announced before tomorrow’s game and could be any number of players ranging from Pete Orr or Kevin Frandsen to add infield depth or BJ Rosenberg or Tyler Cloyd to add pitching depth. The corresponding move will depend on if the Phils complete any trades before tomorrow. Orr and Frandsen are by far the most likely but either would need to be added to the 40-man roster.

Polanco has hit just .255/.300/.328 this year but his defense will be missed. Polanco’s replacement Ty Wigginton has started the last three games at third but has committed three errors in the last three games. Orr is hitting .260/.300/.331 in 183 PA at Triple-A Lehigh Valley where he has played left field and third while Frandsen was an International League All-Star and is hitting .302/.337/.396 and is proficient at all infield positions.

Part of trade rumors himself, Polanco has been linked to the Orioles in recent days and Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reported today that the Orioles would have “tried hard” to acquire Polanco had he not been placed on the disabled list.

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