Jim Thome has been activated from the 15-day DL, the Phillies announced Wednesday afternoon.
To make room for Thome on the 25-man roster, the Phils optioned Pete Orr to Triple-A.
Thome has been out since April 28 because of a back injury. He hit just .111, going 2-for-18 with 11 strikeouts.
This is perfect timing for a Thome return. The Phils head to Baltimore on Friday to begin a nine-game interleague road trip. Thome figures to DH against righthanded pitching during the trip. The Phils will face at least two righties in Baltimore — Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel.
Also, Dave Bush was formally released to allow him to pitch in South Korea.
Roy Halladay will speak to reporters with Phillies athletic trainer Scott Sheridan at 3:55 p.m. It will be televised on Comcast SportsNet.