Phillies call up Michael Schwimer

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies have called up right-hander Michael Schwimer from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to replace All-Star third baseman Placido Polanco on the roster.

Schwimer joined the Phillies on Wednesday before the NL East leaders played the Arizona Diamondbacks. Polanco was placed on the DL after Tuesday night's loss. He has a sports hernia.

Schwimer was 9-1 with 10 saves and a 1.88 ERA in 46 appearances for Lehigh Valley and made the International League All-Star team. To make room for Schwimer on the 40-man roster, pitcher Joe Blanton was transferred to the 60-day DL.

Polanco is hitting .275 with four home runs and 40 RBIs in 89 games. He previously missed 19 games with a back injury.