Phillies’ Polanco sprains finger

Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco is day to day because of
a sprained left ring finger.

The All-Star injured his hand diving back into first base on a
pickoff play in the first inning of Philadelphia’s win over Toronto
on Saturday. X-rays were negative and he’s expected to miss a few
games. Ty Wigginton was in the starting lineup at third base
against the Blue Jays on Sunday.

The Phillies are missing three-fourths of their infield. Ryan
Howard and Chase Utley haven’t played this spring. Howard’s return
in uncertain after having surgery on his Achilles. Utley has a
chronic knee condition but hopes to play in a game soon.