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Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco says knee injury is minor

CLEARWATER — 3B Placido Polanco appears to be fine after spraining his right knee Monday and should return to the lineup this week.

Polanco was injured stumbling on the mound Monday at McKechnie Field in Bradenton and had to be helped off the field. Polanco told on Tuesday that "it's still a little bit sore, but it's the best case. I was pretty worried" Monday.

Polanco hit off a tee Tuesday morning and rode an exercise bike. With the Phillies off Thursday, he's targeting Friday as his return date.

PROSPECT DAZZLES: OF Domonic Brown homered twice, once off Tigers ace RHP Justin Verlander, in a 6-1 win.

"I'm kind of speechless," said Brown, 22, considered the team's top prospect. "I'm just trying to go out there and play hard and let the rest take care of itself."

Brown was reassigned to minor-league camp after the game. "He hit his way right out of here," manager Charlie Manuel said with a smile.

Yanks: Ex-Padres GM Towers on board

TAMPA — Former Padres general manager Kevin Towers was hired as a special assignment scout by the Yankees.

Towers was fired by San Diego during the final weekend of the 2009 season after 14 years as their GM. He will scout both professional leagues and amateur players and evaluate the Yankees' minor-league system.

Towers said he called Yankees GM Brian Cashman after his dismissal to ask if there were any openings.

"To me, the most important thing was aligning myself with good people," Towers said. "Cash is not only one of the best GMs in the game, but a good friend as well. Aligning yourself with the New York Yankees, I can't think of a better organization to align yourself with."



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