The Phillies previously intimated that Shane Victorino’s thumb sprain was pretty much day to day and he should be back soon. Of course, this was with the National League Final Vote for the All-Star team going on (with it’s requisite publicity for the team). Now with the vote over, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Victorino has now been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
It also means he will miss the All-Star game he was just voted into.
Victorino is hitting .303 so far this season, a career high. He also has nine home runs, 34 RBIs 13 stolen bases, and a team leading 53 runs in 68 games. Despite missing 14 games earlier this season with a hamstring strain, his nine triples are the second most in Major League Baseball.
To replace Victorino on the roster, the Phillies called up utility infielder Pete Orr. Orr had previously made the team out of spring training, primarily due to Chase Utley’s knee trouble. This season he has played in a total of 26 games with the big club, hitting .230 with three doubles and three RBIs.
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