Victorino placed on disabled list

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Shane Victorino has not played since injuring his thumb in Toronto on July 3. (Darren Calabrese/AP)

Despite his stated hope of playing this weekend and taking part in the All-Star Game, the Phillies have placed centerfielder Shane Victorino on the disabled list with a Grade 1 sprain of his right thumb.

The move is retroactive to last Monday. He suffered the injury after stumbling in the outfield Sunday in Toronto.

The Phillies have recalled Pete Orr from Triple A Lehigh Valley to take his place on the roster.

In 68 games this season, Victorino is batting .303 with 14 doubles, nine home runs, 34 RBI and 13 stolen bases. He leads the Phillies in runs (53) and triples (9) despite missing 14 games earlier this season with a right hamstring strain (May 19 – June 2).

Victorino earned a spot on the National League All-Star roster yesterday through the MLB's "Final Vote" in balloting by the fans.

Orr has appeared in 26 games with the Phillies this season, all at second base, batting .230 with three doubles and three RBI in 61 at-bats. Orr was previously optioned to Lehigh Valley on May 22, where he hit .261 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 35 games for the IronPigs.


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