Phillies place Howard on 15-day disabled list
The Philadelphia Phillies placed first baseman Ryan Howard on
the 15-day disabled list Saturday due to left knee
Howard originally was in Saturday’s starting lineup but was a
late scratch. The three-time All-Star has struggled while playing
through the knee injury, batting .266 with 11 homers and 43 RBIs
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said Howard would have an
MRI on Sunday or Monday.
”It got to the point where it’s time for him to get off of it,
the discomfort is too great,” Amaro said. ”This is a big blow to
The Phillies called up Darin Ruf from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to
take Howard’s place. Ruf batted .266 with seven homers and 46 RBIs
at Lehigh Valley. He had two homers and nine RBIs in 57 at-bats for
the Phillies last season.