Phillies put Shane Victorino on DL
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.
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