Report: Marlins to sign 3B Placido Polanco pending physical

Thursday December 20th, 2012

The Marlins will sign infielder Placido Polanco to a one-year, $2.75 million contract if he passes medical tests, reports the Miami Herald.

Polanco, 37, hit .257 with two home runs and 19 RBIs in 90 games with the Phillies last season. The 15-year veteran first played with the Phillies from 2002 to 2005. He was traded to the Tigers in June 2005 for infielder Ramon Martinez and pitcher Ugueth Urbina. In 2009, the Phillies signed Polanco to a three-year, $18 million contract with a $5.5 million option for 2013. The Phillies declined the option, choosing instead to pay Polanco a $1 million buyout in October.

Polanco has won three Gold Gloves (at second base in 2007 and 2009 and at third base in 2011) and was voted in as a starter for the All-Star Game in 2007 and 2011. He was the 2006 ALCS MVP with the Tigers. Polanco has a career .299 batting average with 103 homers and 700 RBIs.

Polanco will fill the Marlins' hole at third base:

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