Philadelphia Phillies' Placido Polanco waits to hit during batting practice before the season opening baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh Thursday, April 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012 2:49 pm
Updated: 3:01 pm, Thu Dec 20, 2012.
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MIAMI — Former Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco has agreed to a one-year deal with the Miami Marlins.
The Associated Press, ESPN.com and MLB.com all reported on the deal.
Polanco, 37, battled injuries this year and hit .257 with two home runs and 19 RBIs in 90 games with Philadelphia. The 15-year veteran is a career .299 hitter with 103 homers.
The deal solidifies the Marlins' lineup following an offseason payroll purge. Other projected starters include Logan Morrison at first base, Donovan Solano at second, Adeiny Hechavarria at shortstop, Jeff Brantly at catcher, Giancarlo Stanton in right field, Justin Ruggiano in center field and Juan Pierre in left field.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012 2:49 pm.
Updated: 3:01 pm.