PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Martinez is happy to be back in Philadelphia after spending more than a couple months on the disabled list because of a fractured right foot.
He got the callup Wednesday night because the Phillies placed Freddy Galvis on the disabled list with a strained lower back.
"I've been working hard," Martinez said of his rehab time in Clearwater, Fla. "No one wants to be down there."
Martinez likely got the call because, with Galvis on the DL, the Phillies do not have a player who can play shortstop other than Jimmy Rollins.
"It's hard," Martinez said of his time on the DL. "That's my first time I got hurt like that. It's too long. That's baseball. Now I'm ready. Ready to play."
Bothered by sore wrist, Polanco does not start
PHILADELPHIA -- The cut on Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco's left index finger remains a bother.
But it's not just his finger. It's his left wrist, too.
Polanco, who did not appear in an 8-3 loss on Thursday, got spiked on a play at third base Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park. Dodgers catcher Matt Treanor's spikes cut Polanco's finger, but the force of Treanor's slide also jammed Polanco's wrist.
Polanco said he is unable to swing the bat without discomfort.
"I feel good today," Polanco said. "We'll see."
Polanco said he might need a couple days, but he said will not need to be placed on the disabled list. Polanco's replacement, Ty Wigginton, committed two errors that led to a run in the fourth inning on Thursday.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.