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Polanco not 100 percent, remains sidelined

PHILADELPHIA -- Placido Polanco did not start for the second consecutive game because of a bruised left knee.

Polanco said before Friday's series opener against Boston he could play if needed, but he is not 100 percent. The third baseman thought he would be available to pinch-hit, but playing in the field would be difficult.

"It's getting better," Polanco said.

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PHI Full Game Coverage LADELPHIA -- Placido Polanco did not start for the second consecutive game because of a bruised left knee.

Polanco said before Friday's series opener against Boston he could play if needed, but he is not 100 percent. The third baseman thought he would be available to pinch-hit, but playing in the field would be difficult.

"It's getting better," Polanco said.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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