Injuries and the Philadelphia Phillies’ infielders seem to find each other too often as of late.
Infielders such as Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Placido Polanco combined to miss 90 games last season while on the disabled list.
This season, Ryan Howard, Utley and Michael Martinez are likely to begin the season on the disabled list, while Polanco missed time during spring training due to a finger injury.
Between questions of depth at the position and uncertainty as to the timetables for the return of some players from injury, the Phillies may be on the lookout for infield options they can acquire via trade prior to Opening Day.
The Phils may be able to get by with their current infielders, but prolonged absences could force the team to scan the trade market.