Final Vote winner Victorino goes on disabled list
Phillies center fielder to be sidelined by sprained right thumb
Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino, named to the National League All-Star team on Thursday by virtue of winning the Final Vote, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday, retroactive to Monday, with a ligament sprain in his right thumb.
The Phillies recalled infielder Pete Orr from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to fill Victorino's spot on the 25-man roster.
Victorino is batting .303 with 14 doubles, nine home runs, 34 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 68 games. He leads the Phillies in runs (53) and triples (nine) despite missing 14 games earlier this season with a right hamstring strain.
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier, who finished second in the NL Final Vote, was named to be Victorino's replacement on the active roster for Tuesday's All-Star Game in Phoenix.
Orr has appeared in 26 games, all at second base, with the Phillies this season, batting .230 with three doubles and three RBIs in 61 at-bats. He has appeared at second base, third base, shortstop, left field and right field in 373 career Major League games. The 32-year-old was optioned to Lehigh Valley on May 22 and hit .261 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 35 games for the IronPigs.