Victorino to DL, Orr Recalled
Shane Victorino has been placed on the DL with a sprained ligament in his right thumb. The Phillies recalled Pete Orr from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take his place on the 25-man roster.
The move is retroactive to Monday, which means Victorino could be activated July 19 in Chicago.
The injury comes at a bad time (not there is a good time for an injury). The Phillies need him this weekend in a big series against the Braves. He is hitting .303 with 14 doubles, nine triples, nine home runs, 34 RBIs, 53 runs scored and 13 stolen bases. He ranks seventh in the league with a .524 slugging percentage. He also just won the Final Vote yesterday, which put him on the National League All-Star team. Victorino obviously won’t be playing in the All-Star Game.