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• Placido Polanco did not start for the fifth straight game Tuesday.

Manuel said Polanco, who had been bothered by lower back inflammation, was healthy enough to play and would not require a trip to the 15-day disabled list. But he made it clear he likes the way Kevin Frandsen has played, and that he deserves the majority of the playing time.

"Right now, I think with Frandsen doing what he's doing, he's kind of playing good and it's hard to take him out of the lineup," Manuel said.

• Triple-A Lehigh Valley's Tyler Cloyd was named the International League's Most Valuable Pitcher on Tuesday. Cloyd, 25, is the winningest pitcher in the Minor Leagues this year with a 12-1 record, and the right-hander's 2.35 ERA leads the International League.

In addition, Austin Wright, a 6-foot-4 left-hander for Class A Clearwater, was recognized as the Florida State League's Pitcher of the Year on Tuesday. An eighth-round Draft pick in 2011, Wright is 10-5 with a 3.42 ERA for the Threshers this season.

• Placido Polanco did not start for the fifth straight game Tuesday.

Manuel said Polanco, who had been bothered by lower back inflammation, was healthy enough to play and would not require a trip to the 15-day disabled list. But he made it clear he likes the way Kevin Frandsen has played, and that he deserves the majority of the playing time.

"Right now, I think with Frandsen doing what he's doing, he's kind of playing good and it's hard to take him out of the lineup," Manuel said.

• Triple-A Lehigh Valley's Tyler Cloyd was named the International League's Most Valuable Pitcher on Tuesday. Cloyd, 25, is the winningest pitcher in the Minor Leagues this year with a 12-1 record, and the right-hander's 2.35 ERA leads the International League.

In addition, Austin Wright, a 6-foot-4 left-hander for Class A Clearwater, was recognized as the Florida State League's Pitcher of the Year on Tuesday. An eighth-round Draft pick in 2011, Wright is 10-5 with a 3.42 ERA for the Threshers this season.