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October 6, 2010
Position: Third base Height, weight: 5-10, 190 Age: 35. Birthdate: Oct. 10, 1975 Years pro: 13 Return to the Phold: Polanco returned to the Phillies in December when he signed a 3-year, $18 million deal. In 2005, Polanco began the season as the Phillies' second baseman until he was traded to Detroit for reliever Ugueth Urbina. He became one of the key players in a trip to the 2006 World Series, where the Tigers fell to St. Louis. During his first stint with the Phillies (2002-05)
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June 21, 2011
The Phillies' Placido Polanco retained his healthy lead at third base in the National League, according to the latest totals of fan voting released yesterday. Polanco has 2,599,925 votes, with Atlanta's Chipper Jones second at 1,558,895. Chase Utley is third at second base with 1,827,194 votes, behind Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips (2,286,378) and Milwaukee's Rickie Weeks (2,094,502). At shortstop, Jimmy Rollins is third with 1,354,896 votes, behind Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki (2,385,991)
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January 31, 2010 | By Matt Gelb INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After Placido Polanco signed a three-year, $18 million contact to return to the Phillies in early December, his focus turned to relearning an old position. This off-season has been a crash course in third-base fundamentals for Polanco, who will make the transition from second back to third. "Without a doubt," Polanco said yesterday of his off-season third-base cram session before signing autographs at Citizens Bank Park. Polanco won a Gold Glove at second base with Detroit in 2009, but the Phillies signed the 34-year-old to play a position he hasn't regularly manned since the 2002 season.
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December 11, 2012 | By Kathy Boccella, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Camden man who authorities say shot at New Jersey state troopers while committing an armed robbery has been charged with attempted murder, the Attorney General's Office announced Monday. Joshua A. Polanco, 21, was indicted by a state grand jury Friday in the alleged exchange of gunfire with troopers on the 2000 block of the Admiral Wilson Boulevard. Five troopers from the Metro South Unit saw Polanco point a 9mm semiautomatic handgun at the head of his robbery target in the parking lot of a Chinese restaurant about 5:20 p.m. July 20, according to officials.
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December 12, 2012 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Camden man who authorities say shot at New Jersey state troopers while committing an armed robbery has been charged with attempted murder, the Attorney General's Office announced Monday. Joshua A. Polanco, 21, was indicted by a state grand jury Friday in the alleged exchange of gunfire with troopers on the 2000 block of the Admiral Wilson Boulevard. Five troopers from the Metro South Unit saw Polanco point a 9mm semiautomatic handgun at the head of his robbery target in the parking lot of a Chinese restaurant about 5:20 p.m. July 20, according to officials.
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July 21, 2011 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
An armed-robbery suspect was apprehended without injury after he got into a gun battle Wednesday with five New Jersey troopers in Camden, state police said. No troopers were hurt in the shootout, which occurred shortly before noon on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard at the Baird Boulevard overpass, said Sgt. Stephen Jones. Joshua A. Polanco, 20, was charged with five counts of attempted murder, possessing a stolen handgun, and related offenses, Jones said. The plainclothes troopers had just finished a police detail in the city and were traveling in an unmarked van when they saw Polanco standing over a man and pointing a gun at his head in an apparent robbery, Jones said.
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July 20, 2011 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An armed robbery suspect was apprehended without injury after he got into a gun battle Wednesday with five New Jersey state troopers in Camden, state police said. No troopers were hurt in the shootout, which erupted shortly before noon on Admiral Wilson Boulevard at Baird Boulevard, said Sgt. Stephen Jones. Joshua A. Polanco, 20, was charged with five counts of attempted murder, possessing a stolen handgun, and related offenses, Jones said. The plainclothes troopers had just finished a police detail in the city and were traveling in an unmarked van when they saw Polanco standing over a man and pointing a gun at his head in an apparent robbery, Jones said.
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October 12, 2006 | By Claire Smith INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Placido Polanco, the former Phillie-turned-invaluable table-setter for the Detroit Tigers, singled to start the fourth inning, he was on his way to a 3-for-4 effort last night. Detroit, happy to draft along behind yet another unsung player-turned-October hero, was on its way to an 8-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Polanco & Co. had provided enough offense to overcome A's starter Esteban Loaiza with ease. Their own pitchers survived Milton Bradley's two-homer explosion.
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April 11, 2008 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
You think Cole Hamels noticed? Cleveland Indians righthander Fausto Carmona may be the closest thing to a peer for Hamels. Like Hamels, Carmona is 24 years old and has two years of major-league experience, pitching just 18 fewer career innings than Hamels, with similar success. The big difference: Carmona just signed a contract extension reportedly worth $43 million over seven years, with the first four years guaranteed for a total of $15 million. The bigger issue in Cleveland is whether this means the Indians won't re-sign ace C.C. Sabathia after the season.
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June 13, 2005
FOR YEARS, Congress has been trying unsuccessfully to pass an energy bill to cut our dangerous dependence on oil. This week, the Senate will vote on an energy bill whose philosophy seems to be "better to do something than nothing. " But this bill is not a step forward, and people should contact their senators, urging them to vote "no. " Even supporters of the bill concede it would do nothing to ease gas prices in the foreseeable future. A real solution to the problem would be to provide for increasing the average fuel economy of new vehicles to 40 miles per gallon, which can realistically be accomplished in the future, and by such actions as investing in energy efficiency measures and stronger appliance standards.
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August 16, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
PLACIDO POLANCO retired Sunday as a Phillie. It shouldn't be the last time we hear from him. Polanco always played in the shadow of bigger names - Jim Thome, Pat Burrell, Bobby Abreu, Cole Hamels, Billy Wagner, Roy Halladay - but he belonged with them. He should be remembered as a hard-nosed Phillie with deep connections to the four hardest-nosed Phillies to play for the franchise in the past 20 years: Scott Rolen, Chase Utley, Thome and Carlos Ruiz. Polanco came to Philadelphia in 2002 and turned out to be the most valuable piece in the deadline deal that sent Rolen to the Cardinals.
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May 7, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
A teammate of Roy Halladay for three seasons, Placido Polanco says he is pulling for the Phillies righthander. After a 14-2 defeat against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park, Halladay told reporters Sunday that he has been suffering from right-shoulder discomfort. He said he would be examined after the team travels to San Francisco on Monday. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said it is likely that Halladay will be placed on the disabled list. After seeing Halladay struggle and then hearing of his injury, Polanco could only offer best wishes for his former teammate.
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April 17, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CINCINNATI - In the first 2 weeks of the season, one of the problem spots on the Phillies' roster has been locating a capable and consistent arm to take the ball from the starting pitcher and hand it to a back-end reliever with the scoreboard unscathed. Phillippe Aumont wants to be that guy. In the rookie reliever's first four appearances of 2013, he has pitched in the eighth inning or later. Although three of those games were losses, including Saturday in Miami when he was charged with the loss, Aumont has had encouraging results.
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April 14, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - Placido Polanco's home is 15 minutes from Marlins Park, one of the luxuries the 37-year-old former Phillies third baseman currently enjoys. The other is health, a difficult ambition in recent seasons. Oh, he is also Miami's cleanup hitter. "If nobody called, that was good enough," Polanco said Friday. "I'd stay with the family. I've done enough. I've played baseball my entire life. " The Marlins, needing to somehow fill a major-league roster, called and offered $2.75 million.
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December 22, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Former Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract Thursday with the Miami Marlins, plugging the final hole in the team's projected lineup following a payroll purge. The 37-year-old former all-star, who can earn an additional $250,000 in performance bonuses, battled injuries this year and hit .257 with two home runs and 19 RBIs in 90 games with the Phillies. The 15-year veteran is a career .299 hitter with 103 homers. Jackson to Cubs.
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December 21, 2012 | Daily News staff and wire reports
FORMER PHILLIES All-Star third baseman Placido Polanco agreed to a 1-year, $2.75 million contract Thursday with the Miami Marlins, plugging the final hole in the team's projected lineup following a payroll purge. The 37-year-old, who can earn an additional $250,000 in performance bonuses, battled injuries this year and hit .257 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 90 games with the Phillies. The 15-year veteran, who has a home in Miami, is a career .299 hitter with 103 homers. Polanco was chosen to start in the All-Star Game for the second time in 2011, but went only 10-for-58 (.172)
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December 21, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIAMI - A person familiar with the negotiations says third baseman Placido Polanco has agreed to terms with the Miami Marlins. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the Marlins hadn't announced a deal. Polanco, 37, battled injuries this year and hit .257 with two home runs and 19 RBIs in 90 games with the Phillies. The 15-year veteran is a career .299 hitter with 103 homers. The deal solidifies the Marlins' lineup following an offseason payroll purge.
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December 12, 2012 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Camden man who authorities say shot at New Jersey state troopers while committing an armed robbery has been charged with attempted murder, the Attorney General's Office announced Monday. Joshua A. Polanco, 21, was indicted by a state grand jury Friday in the alleged exchange of gunfire with troopers on the 2000 block of the Admiral Wilson Boulevard. Five troopers from the Metro South Unit saw Polanco point a 9mm semiautomatic handgun at the head of his robbery target in the parking lot of a Chinese restaurant about 5:20 p.m. July 20, according to officials.
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December 11, 2012 | By Kathy Boccella, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Camden man who authorities say shot at New Jersey state troopers while committing an armed robbery has been charged with attempted murder, the Attorney General's Office announced Monday. Joshua A. Polanco, 21, was indicted by a state grand jury Friday in the alleged exchange of gunfire with troopers on the 2000 block of the Admiral Wilson Boulevard. Five troopers from the Metro South Unit saw Polanco point a 9mm semiautomatic handgun at the head of his robbery target in the parking lot of a Chinese restaurant about 5:20 p.m. July 20, according to officials.
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