With third baseman Placido Polanco of the Philadelphia Phillies out due yet another injury, another significant batter for the Phillies offense will be sidelined temporarily. Luckily, it’s not serious as it is a mere hyperextension of his elbow. Wilson Valdez came in to replace him during the pre-season game with the Toronto Blue Jays. With closer Brad Lidge out as well for tendenitis, the roster for the Philadelphia Phillies is disappearing, even before the season begins. These injuries are seriously testing my patience, but there is a silver lining in these dark days. Fortunately for us fans, the MLB is not having a lockout as well. Otherwise, sports fans would be in for a long season.