Rollins activated from the DL

This time, Todd Zolecki beat Jimmy Rollins to the punch. This is good news for the Phillies as it will appear they could be without Chase Utley for a short time after getting hit by a pitch in the head. CONFIRMED: Rollins was just letting the reporters have a story. #ReporterSwag He followed with: “Before … Continue reading Rollins activated from the DL

Blanton, Kendrick activated

Starting pitcher Joe Blanton and starter/reliever Kyle Kendrick have both been activated, reported Todd Zolecki. Blanton was on the 60-day DL and was activated after one rehab appearance with the Single-A Lakewood Blueclaws. He was supposed to pitch today, said Matt Gelb, but the Phillie figured he would be of better use in their bull … Continue reading Blanton, Kendrick activated

Hamels placed on DL with shoulder inflamation

Cole Hamels shoulder problems will land him on the 15-day DL, tweeted Todd Zolecki. Infielder Pete Orr will be called up in his place. Zolecki followed that up with, “Hamels is scheduled to start series opener against Cincinnati on Aug. 29, which means he has been pushed back 3 days.” He also said, logically explaining … Continue reading Hamels placed on DL with shoulder inflamation

Rollins has grade 2 groin strain; goes on DL

Jimmy Rollins will land himself on the DL with a grade 2 groin strain, reported by… well, Jimmy Rollins himself. Rollins injured his groin early in Sunday’s 5-4 loss to the Nats. He went up the middle to make a nice stop and throw but came up limping. He walked down the tunnel to the … Continue reading Rollins has grade 2 groin strain; goes on DL

Polanco goes on DL; Madson activated

The good news: the Phils got their closer back. The bad: another bat lands on the DL. Placido Polanco, who had been sitting with a bulging disc since July 5, was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to that date. Taking his roster spot is closer Ryan Madson, which will instantly boost a bull pen … Continue reading Polanco goes on DL; Madson activated

All-Star CF Victorino lands on DL

In an up and down week for Shane Victorino, it ends with bad news. Recently named to the NL All-Star team, Victorino was placed on the DL with a sprained ligament in his right thumb today. Pete Orr was called up and will take Victorino’s roster spot. Orr will likely be the player sent back … Continue reading All-Star CF Victorino lands on DL

Killing two birds with one stone: Victorino, Blanton to DL

UPDATE: Ruben Amaro, you sneaky man. Domonic Brown was recalled by the Phillies to replace Shane Victorino. The news came 14 hours after Amaro said Browns wasn’t ready to be called up. But I guess a struggling offense changes minds much faster. Brown was hitting .341 with two doubles, two homers and 10 RBIs in … Continue reading Killing two birds with one stone: Victorino, Blanton to DL

Ruiz to the DL

Cue the circus music. In what is looking like a repeat of last season, the Phillies took another hit from the injury ninja (sorry Mike, we’re stealing this one). Carlos Ruiz was placed on the DL today – retroactive to April 28 – after being inactive for over a week reported CSN’s Leslie Gudel on … Continue reading Ruiz to the DL

Romero returns

The news has already been out there all day but I figured I’d give a brief recap on the return of J.C. Romero. Romero strained his calf a few weeks ago when fielding a ground ball. He was immediately put on the DL. Today was his first day from being activated and he was immediately … Continue reading Romero returns