Howard to the DL, Mayberry Up
The Phillies just announced they have placed Ryan Howard on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle.
John Mayberry Jr. has been called up to take his place on the roster, although I suspect Ross Gload and Cody Ransom will be playing some first base while Howard is out.
Yep, Howard is the 15th Phillies player to land on the DL this season: Chase Utley, Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins, Placido Polanco, Carlos Ruiz, Brian Schneider, Joe Blanton, J.A. Happ, Jamie Moyer, Brad Lidge, J.C. Romero, Ryan Madson, Chad Durbin, Antonio Bastardo and Howard.
So to recap: the Phillies are without their Opening Day number 3 and 4 hitters.