Source: Phils pursue Polanco

Updated: December 3, 2009, 11:30 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

The Philadelphia Phillies are targeting Placido Polanco as their next third baseman, according to a source familiar with their thinking. And they were making a "very serious" effort to sign the 34-year-old free agent Wednesday, the source told ESPN.com.

Before Wednesday, the Phillies appeared to be locked in on three potential free-agent third basemen -- Polanco, Adrian Beltre and Mark DeRosa. But talks intensified with Polanco's agents Wednesday, a day after his old team, the Tigers, ...

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