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Utley, Polanco placed on DL

Updated: June 29, 2010, 10:55 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The Philadelphia Phillies placed second baseman Chase Utley and third baseman Placido Polanco on the disabled list Tuesday.

Utley has a sprained thumb and Polanco has been bothered by an elbow injury.

Utley suffered the injury while sliding into second base Monday night in a failed attempt to stretch a leadoff single into a double against Cincinnati. An MRI on Tuesday wasn't clear about the severity of the sprain. Utley headed back to Philadelphia to see a hand specialist ...

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