The Pendleton Panther

Polanco Signs With Phillies

Posted on: December 5, 2009

Placido Polanco has signed a three-year, $18 million deal with the Philadelphia Philles. The contract includes a mutual option for the fourth year and bonuses for accolades such as all-star, mvp, etc. Polanco returns to Philadelphia, having played for the club from 2002-2005. Philadelphia had needed a third-baseman since declining Pedro Feliz’s option last month. Polanco will have to make the switch to third base, a position he played in the past, due to the presence of all-star Chase Utley. Polanco said he is comfortable playing third and will do anything to help the Phillies win a championship. Polanco, a 10-year veteran, is a career .303 hitter and has won 2 Gold Glove awards. The Phillies envision Polanco, a contact hitter, hitting second in the batting order, between Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley.

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