Plcido Enrique Polanco (born October 10, 1975) is a Dominican-American Major League Baseball player who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies and has also played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers. He is a third baseman, but in the past has played second base and shortstop. He was twice voted to start in Major League Baseball All-Star Games: in 2007, and again in 2011. In a July 9, 2008, ceremony at Comerica Park prior to the TigersIndians game, Polanco received his U.S. citizenship, along with 99 other people. He wore his Tigers uniform for the ceremony. Polanco was drafted on June 2, 1994, by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 19th round of the 1994 Major League Baseball Draft. In 1996, he led the Florida State League with 157 hits and 137 games played while playing with Single-A St. Petersburg. Polanco was promoted to the major leagues in 1998.
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