The Phillies have placed 35-year old lefty swinging catcher Brian Schneider on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left hamstring. He has played in 34 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 20 for 89 (.225 avg, .637 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 2 homers and 7 RBIs. The Phillies have called up 27-year old lefty swinging catcher Steven Lerud to back up Erik Kratz. Lerud has played in 35 games in AA-ball this year and he is 24 of 102 (.235 avg, .654 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 0 homers and 7 RBIs. Lerud has now played in 685 games in his first 9 years in the minors and he is 497 of 2,244 (.221 avg, .664 OPS) with 254 runs scored, 53 homers, 277 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. This will be Lerud’s first shot at the show.