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30 Placido Polanco 3B
Height/Weight: 5-9/190 | Birthdate: 10/10/1975 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Miami | College: Miami-Dade CC North FL | MLB Experience: 16 | Salary: $2,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 427.12

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Five Marlins become free agents


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) Marlins outfielder Juan Pierre, third baseman Placido Polanco, outfielder Matt Diaz, outfielder Austin Kearns and relief pitcher Chad Qualls have filed for free agency.

All were just role players in 2013. Qualls figures to attract the most interest after posting a 2.61 ERA in 66 appearances.


Placido Polanco on the fence about returning next season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2013) Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco is noncommittal about continuing his playing career after the 2013 season, the Sun Sentinel reports.

"It depends," Polanco told the Sun Sentinel. "It has to be close to home. I have to see what's out there, but the kids, the wife and family is probably ready for me to be home now. This year was really good, the fact I was at home most of the time. It seems like the season went by quick and everybody was happy."

Polanco has hit .251/.306/.290 in 362 at-bats.


Placido Polanco activated from concussion list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2013) Marlins infielder Placido Polanco has been activated from the seven day concussion list Tuesday.

Polanco has not played since August 16. Polanco is hitting .253/.308/.292 in 312 at-bats.


Placido Polanco nearly done resting


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2013) Marlins infielder Placido Polanco has been at home resting since being placed on the disabled list with a concussion Monday, but he will rejoin the team Thursday. Polanco will take part in light cardio exercise on a stationary bike, and will be evaluated afterwards to monitor his progress. There is currently no timetable for his return. 

Placido Polanco placed on 7-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2013) The Marlins placed third baseman Placido Polanco (concussion) on the 7-day disabled list Monday. Polanco hasn't played since being beaned in the head Friday.

Placido Polanco getting precautionary rest


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2013) Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco was held out of the starting lineup Sunday against the Giants for a second straight game after getting hit in the head Friday. However, he was held out for precautionary reasons and is expected to get a few days to recover, according to MLB.com.

Placido Polanco out after hit by pitch


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2013) Marlins infielder Placido Polanco was not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants, just one day after being hit on the helmet by a fastball. Though he was not diagnosed with a concussion, Polanco remains day to day as a result of the injury.

Placido Polanco avoids major injury after HBP


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2013) Marlins infielder Placido Polanco was plunked on the helmet in Friday's loss to the Giants, but appeared to avoid any sort of major injury, according to MLB.com.

"He kind of got hit on the back of the head," Redmond said. "He seems like everything is fine, as of right now, which is a big relief. It looks like he's going to be fine."

Polanco left the game after getting hit in the eighth inning by a fastball from Santiago Casilla, but was able to walk off the field. He is considered day to day, and did not show any signs of a concussion during observation after the game. 


Placido Polanco hitting close to .400 in last nine games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2013) Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco managed two singles, one RBI and one walk Thursday at Pittsburgh. Polanco is batting .391 (9 for 23) with five RBI in his last nine games (five starts).

Placido Polanco on Yankees' radar?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2013) The Yankees aren't getting far in their search to acquire a third baseman, sources told FOX Sports. The Marlins expect interest to pick up for third baseman Placido Polanco, but the Yankees aren't pursuing Polanco at this time.

Marlins gauging interest in Juan Pierre and Placido Polanco


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2013) The Marlins are gauging interest in outfielder Juan Pierre and third baseman Placido Polanco, according to ESPN.

Pierre has a career-low .242 batting average with one home run, eight RBI and 19 stolen bases in 269 at-bats. Polanco only started in seven games in July and is hitting .259/.315/.301 with one home run and 18 RBI in 282 at-bats.

Placido Polanco has three-hit, three-RBI outing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2013) Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco led the charge during Wednesday's 6-2 win vs. Atlanta with three hits and three RBI. Polanco had an RBI double in the first inning and a two-RBI single in the eighth inning.

Polanco is batting .411 (14 for 34) with one home run, two doubles and six RBI in his last 12 games (eight starts).


Placido Polanco clubs first home run


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2013) Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco hit his first home run in Wednesday's win over Minnesota.

Polanco makes more contact than every qualified hitter except Marco Scutaro, Norichika Aoki and Ben Revere, but he hasn't been able to do much with it. Even with a 2 for 4 game -- Polanco also singled, scored twice and knocked in a pair -- Polanco's batting line still sits at a putrid .239/.294/.286.


Placido Polanco makes rare impact


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2013) Marlins infielder Placido Polanco went 3 for 5 Saturday against the Giants but failed to score or drive in a run in a 2-1 loss in 11 innings. 

Polanco is hitting .236 with a .562 OPS. 


Placido Polanco has successful return


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2013) Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco had a successful return to the starting lineup Sunday against the Cardinals. After missing four starts with lower back stiffness, Polanco went 3 for 4 with one run, one double and two RBI in his return Sunday.

He had come into Sunday without an RBI in his last 16 games (15 starts). In fact, Polanco had just one RBI in 37 games from April 23-June 15.


Placido Polanco 'back' in starting lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2013) After missing four straight starts with lower back stiffness, Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco returned to the starting lineup Sunday against the Cardinals. Polanco, who came off the bench Saturday, is batting .209 (14 for 67) with one RBI in his last 17 games (16 starts).

Placido Polanco makes late appearance


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2013) Marlins outfielder Placido Polanco, who was held out of the starting lineup, entered Saturday against the Cardinals in the eighth inning as a defensive replacement. Polanco, who has been dealing with a lower back injury, was hit by a pitch in his only at-bat in the eighth.

Polanco is hitting .227 with seven RBI in 207 at-bats. He has not started a game since Monday.

Placido Polanco still sitting out


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2013) Marlins outfielder Placido Polanco missed a fourth straight game Saturday due to lower back stiffness against the Cardinals. Polanco remains day to day after leaving Monday's game against Milwaukee. 

Polanco has just three hits in his last 21 at-bats for Miami as he's struggled for much of the year. Polanco hit .227/.286/.256 with seven RBI in 207 at-bats before getting hurt.


Placido Polanco not ready to return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2013) Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco was held out of the lineup for the third consecutive game due to lower back stiffness Friday against the Cardinals.

Polanco left Monday's game against the Brewers with the injury and has not played since. Polanco, who has just three hits in his last 21 at-bats, has lost some playing time to Ed Lucas. Lucas has started all but two of the last 10 games at third base. Polanco hit .227/.286/.256 with seven RBI in 207 at-bats before getting hurt.

Placido Polanco back out of lineup


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/11/2013) Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco, who left Monday's game with lower back stiffness, was out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers. Ed Lucas started in his place.

Polanco recently returned from an illness that sidelined him for four games. He has now sat out six of the Marlins' last eight. The 37-year-old is batting .227 in 207 at-bats this season.


Placido Polanco leaves with back stiffness


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2013) Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco exited Monday's game against the Brewers in the fifth inning with lower back stiffness. He is day to day.

Polanco appeared to suffer the injury when he nearly went over the dugout railing to catch a fly ball. Polanco went 0 for 2 before being replaced by Ed Lucas.


Placido Polanco survives marathon in return to lineup


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2013) Marlins infielder Placido Polanco played in his first game in a week Saturday against the Mets, and it was a good thing he got all that rest. Polanco played all 20 innings in the Marlins' 2-1 loss, going 1 for 8 with a run scored.  

Placido Polanco back for Marlins


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2013) Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco (illness) returned to the starting lineup Saturday against the Mets. Polanco had been out with a virus since June 1. 

Polanco returns to action with a .234 average and six doubles as his only extra-base hits of the season over 197 at-bats. He has seven RBI and one stolen base in one attempt. 


Placido Polanco misses third straight game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2013) Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco missed a third straight game Wednesday against the Phillies because of a virus, according to MLB.com. Ed Lucas once again started in Polanco's absence.

Placido Polanco should return Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2013) Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Phillies because he's battling a cold, but he's expected back in the lineup Tuesday, according to MLB.com. Ed Lucas came off the bench to replace Polanco, who is batting .239 (11 for 46) in his last 11 games.