The Philadelphia Phillies place Shane Victorino and Michael Bourn on the DL

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Injuries by chinmusic on Wednesday 1 August 2007 at 2:42 pm

The Phillies have placed both Shane Victorino and Michael Bourn on the 15-day disabled list.  Victorino has a strained right calf which the Phillies hope will only keep him out a couple of weeks.  Victorino has been a pleasant surprise for the Phillies this season with his overall play in right field this season.  He has played in 105 games this season for the Phillies and he is 116 for 409 (.284 avg, .781 OPS) with 72 runs scored, 11 homers, 42 RBIs and 32 stolen bases.  The Phillies also lost Michael Bourn who sprained his left ankle pretty seriously and he will likely be out until September.  He has played in 91 games this season for the Phillies and he is 31 for 109 (.284 avg, .755 OPS) with 25 runs scored, 1 homer, 6 RBIs and 18 stolen bases.  The Phillies will likely turn to a platoon between Greg Dobbs and Jayson Werth in right field until Victorino is ready to return.  Dobbs would play against the righties and he has been a surprise for the Phillies this season.  He has played in 92 games this season and he is 61 for 212 (.288 avg, .810 OPS) with 30 runs scored, 7 homers and 38 RBIs.  Werth has been injured for part of the season but he will play against the lefties.  He has played in 42 games this season for the Phillies and he is 20 for 85 (.235 avg, .686 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 3 homers and 10 RBIs.  The Phillies have also recalled outfielder Chris Roberson from the minors to help out and he went 4 for 4 with an RBI in his first game last night.  Roberson has played in 105 games this season in AAA ball and he is 115 for 433 (.266 avg, .667 OPS) with 59 runs scored, 4 homers, 43 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.

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