Victorino Sent Home for Thumb Examination

Posted by Corey Seidman, Tue, July 05, 2011 01:57 PM | Comments: 2

As broken by Todd Zolecki, Shane Victorino has been sent back to Philadelphia to have his jammed thumb examined by a specialist. The injury was suffered when Victorino awkwardly fell after catching a ball in centerfield at Rogers Centre.

On the play, Victorino took approximately 6,000 steps more than needed, tripped over his own feet and landed on the thumb. He was held out of Monday’s opener in Florida and, despite feeling OK, was to be held out of Tuesday’s contest as well.

John Mayberry, Jr. was recalled from Triple-A to fill the centerfield void, so expect to see him get plenty of action leading up to the All-Star break. To make room for Mayberry, Vance Worley was sent down. Worley will be right back up with the team following the All-Star Break, he was only sent down to continue pitching on regular rest, not sitting for ten days. It was a well-timed roster move.

This is disheartening news for the Phillies, who had finally started to see production out of the five-hole when Victorino stepped in. In nine games batting fifth, Victorino went 11-for-30 with six extra-base hits, six RBI, seven runs scored, seven walks and but one strikeout.

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  • Posts: 5233 Lefty

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    Crap- I was right last night when I called BS on the Worley option.(for a change). I sure wish I wasn’t, but this was the first thing that came to mind when Gelb reported Worley being optioned and JMJ brought up. But the Beerman talked me out of it. That whole “keep Worley stretched out” thing was BS. He could easily have pitched for us on Sunday instead of Cole, giving Cole extra rest for his glove hand, and/or an opportunity to pitch in the All Star game. I just had a feeling this was what was going on, damn it.

  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    Yikes-Doesnt seem every time Shane gets hot soon after he gets injured. I thought it was a little bullshit myself sending Worley down an surprisingly Mayberry gets called up.

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