Placido Polanco will likely receive epidural injection for ailing lower back
Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Placido Polanco will likely receive an epidural injection due to lingering pain from the bulging disc in his lower back.
According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Enquirer, Polanco could receive the shot as soon as Thursday when the team returns home. The 35-year-old third baseman is eligible to return from the disabled list on Wednesday, though he obviously won’t be back any time soon.
Polanco hasn’t played since July 4, but the injury has hampered his production for a number of weeks now. After beginning the season with a .398 batting average in April, he’s batting just .216/.276/.261 with two homers and a .537 OPS since the start of May.