Placido Polanco's left hand will keep him out of the series at Camden Yards in Baltimore this weekend.
Polanco, who took a spike to his left hand on a slide from Dodgers catcher Matt Treanor Tuesday night, was out of the starting lineup for the third straight game on Friday. When the Phils left for Baltimore after Thursday's game, Polanco stayed behind to get his hand checked out in Philadelphia.
He ended up getting stitches on his left index finger and a cortisone shot to heal his wrist, too.
Polanco called the wrist injury "a small tear."
"I got a shot there and I’ll
need a couple of days," Polanco said.
Assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said Polanco would be out for the weekend and reevaluated Monday, when the Phils have off before heading to Minnesota.
Without Polanco, Charlie Manuel started Ty Wigginton at third base for the third straight game. Wigginton made two errors in Thursday's 8-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Manuel said Michael Martinez could get a start this weekend.
1. Jimmy Rollins, SS
2. Juan Pierre, LF
3. Hunter Pence, RF
4. Jim Thome, DH
5. Shane Victorino, CF
6. Carlos Ruiz, C
7. Ty Wigginton, 3B
8. John Mayberry Jr., 1B
9. Mike Fontenot, 2B
Joe Blanton is pitching.