As part of the Phillies’ Alumni Weekend, pitcher Randy Wolf and infielder Placido Polanco will retire as a member of the team, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Wolf will retire on August 13 and Polanco on the 14th.
Wolf, 39, spent 16 seasons in the majors, including eight with the Phillies. He put up a 4.24 ERA with 1,814 strikeouts and 831 walks in 2,328 1/3 innings. The lefty had the honor of starting the first regular season game at Citizens Bank Park in 2004.
Polanco, 40, also spent 16 seasons in the big leagues, including seven with the Phillies across two stints. The Phillies acquired him from the Cardinals in 2002 in the Scott Rolen trade, then signed him as a free agent going into the 2010 season. In his career, he hit .297/.343/.397 with 104 home runs and 723 RBI in 7,887 plate appearances.