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Phillies to get Shane Victorino back from disabled list Friday

Jun 2, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

Shane Victorino

Out since mid-May with a hamstring injury, Shane Victorino is expected to return from the disabled list in time for tomorrow’s game, according to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Victorino went just 2-for-13 (.154) in four minor-league rehab games at Single-A and Double-A, getting thrown out on his only stolen base attempt, but homered Wednesday before the Phillies decided not to have him play Thursday.

John Mayberry Jr. has struggled filling in for Victorino in center field, hitting just .208 with one homer and a 12/2 K/BB ratio in 13 starts, and will likely be headed to the bench or the minors given how well Domonic Brown is hitting since his call-up.

  1. Jonny 5 - Jun 2, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    He’s Hawaiian don’t you know… Glad to see him back.

    • Utley's Hair - Jun 2, 2011 at 11:48 AM

      Is he Flyin’ back, though? And there will be two Hawaiians in red pinstripes until Schneider gets back.

      • bleedgreen - Jun 2, 2011 at 11:50 AM

        Charlie calls him the Cryin’ Hawaiian.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Jun 2, 2011 at 12:25 PM

        They should send down Dane and call up that Kratz fellow. He is tearing the cover of the ball for the Iron Pigs. Hitting like .300 with 9 or 10 home runs.

  2. bleedgreen - Jun 2, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    They need to get the eff rid of Michael Martinez. He’s only good for his legs. His glovework is TERRIBLE, he can’t judge a ball hit towards him to save his life, and he’s a sub par hitter. Who cares if the Nationals take him back. That’d WORSEN their team.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Jun 2, 2011 at 12:46 PM

      While I generally agree that Martinez isn’t very good and considering he is 28/29, there is not much of an upside. The problem with sending him down is, there would only be one back up infielder on the roster. It helps to have a guy who can play multiple positions, especially since Gload can only pinch hit (then proceed to get pinch ran for). Also, given the average age of the infield is around 45, an extra glove helps, particularly with Utley and his wonky knee.

  3. Utley's Hair - Jun 2, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    It’ll be good to hear “Buffalo Soldier” and “Kashmir” played on the walkups again. And it’s Beer Week (sorry drmonkeyarmy).

    • Jonny 5 - Jun 2, 2011 at 2:22 PM


    • drmonkeyarmy - Jun 2, 2011 at 2:32 PM

      No apologies necessary. Just because I don’t consume alcohol doesn’t mean others shouldn’t be able to enjoy it responsibly.

  4. mercyflush - Jun 2, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    wait.. what’s beer week? i’m going on Monday… Lee vs. Lilly

    • Utley's Hair - Jun 2, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    • Utley's Hair - Jun 2, 2011 at 3:46 PM

      Just another cultural phenomena begun in Philly.

      • rebarratige - Jun 2, 2011 at 3:57 PM

        You’re joking, right? Serious question.

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 2, 2011 at 3:59 PM


      • Utley's Hair - Jun 2, 2011 at 4:12 PM

        If you are questioning the roots, go to the link and click the About tab.

  5. macjacmccoy - Jun 2, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Friday will be the first time that all there starters will be in the game at the same time.

    • Utley's Hair - Jun 2, 2011 at 8:10 PM

      I sure hope to hell you didn’t just jinx something or other.

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