Polanco's knee bruised after many foul balls

Polanco's knee bruised after many foul balls

Polanco's knee bruised after many foul balls
CHICAGO -- Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco has had a magnet for foul balls on his left knee lately.

He fouled off another one in Wednesday's 9-2 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, which forced him from the game in the seventh inning. The Phillies said he has a bruised left knee.

How many foul balls is that now?

"I don't know," Polanco said. "Too many."

Polanco said he does not know if he can play Thursday. Hector Luna might get the nod after hitting a pinch-hit grand slam in the ninth inning, the first of his career.

"I've got Luna, man," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.