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Phillies' Polanco back on DL

Phillies' Polanco back on DL
Philadelphia Phillies Placido Polanco wipes sweat from his face as the Phillies play the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington on June 1, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch | License Photo

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco went back on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, this time with a sports hernia, the team said.

Polanco, who hasn't played since Aug. 6, missed 19 games in July with lower back inflammation.

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The 35-year-old infielder is hitting .275 with four home runs and 40 RBI in 89 games this season.

The Phillies called up right-handed pitcher Michael Schwimer from Lehigh Valley. Schwimer is 9-1 with 10 saves, 86 strikeouts and a 1.88 earned run average in 46 games with the Class AAA club.

The team also put right-hander Joe Blanton on the 60-day disabled list. Blanton has been out since late April with right elbow inflammation.

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