MIAMI - Gregory Polanco was scratched from Wednesday night's game with left foot discomfort, after fouling a ball off his foot in his final at-bat on Tuesday night. Polanco checked out fine after the game, but started feeling it a little bit Tuesday night, and woke up with more discomfort on Wednesday.

The Pirates played it safe and gave him a night off, sending him to the doctors to get an x-ray. Everything checked out fine, and there was no swelling today. Polanco is still out of the lineup tonight, but said before the game that he's available if needed.

"It's a lot better today," Polanco said.

In other injury news, Ryan Vogelsong underwent surgery today in Pittsburgh to repair multiple facial fractures. The surgery was performed by Dr. Randall Beatty at Allegheny General Hospit...

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