5 years ago

Placido Polanco (oblique) says he's "close" to returning.

Polanco is dealing with an oblique injury, not a back ailment as originally reported. "It's the type of thing that if you aggravate it, it can take a long time to heal. So we're playing it safe. But I'm close," Polanco said. The veteran infielder did some hitting Sunday and planned to do more Monday.