Phillies activate Thome from DL

BY foxsports • June 6, 2012

The Philadelphia Phillies have activated Jim Thome from the disabled list and sent infielder Pete Orr to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Thome, a member of the 600-homer club, had been sidelined with a lower back strain since April 29. He's just 2 for 18 in limited appearances, mainly as a pinch hitter. Thome could get plenty of at-bats as a designated hitter in nine interleague games upcoming.

Orr hit .286 (12 for 42) with four extra-base hits and five RBIs.

The move was made before Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Thome was available to play.

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