Phillies’ Placido Polanco Out of the All-Star Game

Posted by Frank Klose

Polanco
courtesy mlblogs.com

In a not-surprising, but "I hoped wouldn't be the case" move, Placido Polanco will be out for the All-Star game, presumably due to his back injury.

Andrew Baggardly broke the news that Pablo Sandoval would be going in Polanco's place:

Sandoval
However, almost at the same time an NBC report says that Aramis Ramirez will make the team.  Either way, looks like Polly's out.