Phillies place OF Shane Victorino on DL

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed All-Star center fielder

Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list because of a thumb

injury.

Victorino sprained a ligament in his right thumb in a game last

weekend at Toronto. He’s hitting .303 with nine homers, 34 RBIs and

13 stolen bases. The move was made Friday before the NL

East-leading Phillies opened a three-game series against

second-place Atlanta. The move is retroactive to July 4.

Pete Orr was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to replace

Victorino. He hit .230 in 26 games with the Phillies earlier this

season.