The Phillies have taken care of the hole left at third base by Pedro Feliz after the team declined to pick up his option for 2010.
Philadelphia signed Placido Polanco, who played second base for the Detroit Tigers over the past four plus seasons, to an $18 million, three-year contract earlier today. It is his second tenure with Philly (Polanco played for the Phillies from 2002 into 2005).
Polanco, who turned 34 in October, will be an upgrade from Feliz, who hit a combined .258 over his two seasons with the Phils.
A .303 career hitter, Polanco hit .285 with a .331 on-base percentage for Detroit in 2009.
He can be very versatile in terms of his placement in the lineup, as well.
With the Phillie lead-off hitter Jimmy Rollins having a subpar ...
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