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Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox
Detroit Tigers second baseman Placido Polanco throws to first to complete a double play on a ground ball hit by Chicago White Sox's Alexei Ramirez as Scott Podsednik slides into second base during the third inning at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago on June 8, 2009. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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Plácido Enrique Polanco (pronounced /ˈplɑːsɨdoʊ ɛnˈriːkeɪ pɵˈlɑːŋkoʊ/; born October 10, 1975, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball player who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies and has also played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers. He is a third baseman, but in the past has played second base and shortstop. He was twice voted to start in Major League Baseball All-Star Games: in 2007, and again in 2011.

Polanco is also a close friend of former teammate and current Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, and Pujols is godfather to Polanco's son Ismael.

In a July 9, 2008, ceremony at Comerica Park prior to the Tigers–Indians game, Polanco received his U.S. citizenship, along with 99 other people. He wore his Tigers uniform for the ceremony.

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