Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Andres Blanco (4) reacts after being spiked on the glove hand while making the tag on Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco (25) who was attempting to steal third in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sund
Gene J. Puskar
July 24, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Andres Blanco was removed from Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a fractured left index finger in the fifth inning.

Blanco is expected to be placed on the disabled list Monday, but the Phillies will not make a move until they arrive in Miami.

Blanco took a throw from catcher Carlos Ruiz and applied a tag in time to get Gregory Polanco, who was attempting to steal third base. Polanco's foot landed on Blanco's glove, and Blanco was taken out of the game after a brief evaluation by Phillies athletic trainer Scott Sheridan.

Blanco hit a home run in his first at-bat and finished the day 1 for 2. He was replaced by Maikel Franco.

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