5/25/2014 12:45 P.M. ET
Phillies place Asche on disabled list, recall De Fratus
By / MLB.com
Prior to today's game, the Phillies placed third baseman Cody Asche on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain, retroactive to May 23, Senior Vice President and General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced. To fill his spot on Philadelphia's 25-man roster, right-hander Justin De Fratus was recalled from triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Asche is hitting .258 with eight doubles, four home runs and 18 RBI in 40 games for the Phillies this season. Since the beginning of May, the 23-year-old leads all National League third baseman with a .406 on-base percentage and ranks second in batting (.317) and third in slugging percentage (.550). During the month, he has 19 hits, including five doubles and three home runs, along with 12 RBI in 60 at-bats.
De Fratus began the season with Philadelphia and had a 7.20 ERA in four appearances before being optioned to Lehigh Valley on April 13. In 15 games with the IronPigs, he posted a 4.50 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 16.0 innings. Since 2011, De Fratus has gone 4-3 with a 3.93 ERA and .237 average against in 80 games for the Phillies.
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