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Infield Armageddon: Utley and Polanco to DL

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick is first with the scoop (via Twitter): both Placido Polanco and Chase Utley are expected to be placed on the DL this afternoon.

It's obviously a huge blow for the Phils, who have scuffled to a 40-34 record and 3rd place in the NL East thus far this year.  And the move comes just as Jimmy Rollins has made his way back from a pair of lengthy DL stints after some calf problems.  Even if he's able to stay healthy (and avoid this nightmare lineup), the fact remains that Charlie Manuel is going to have to run out some combination of Wilson Valdez, Juan Castro and Greg Dobbs to plug the gap (and maybe some Brian Bocock, because apparently he's gotten the call too, according to Todd Zolecki's Twitter).  And did I mention that Carlos Ruiz is on the DL right now too?

Not sure if Ruben Amaro has a Tadahito Iguchi up his sleeve, but now would be a good time to pull one out.