Jim Thome Activated From DL

Posted by Corey Seidman, Wed, June 06, 2012 03:43 PM | Comments: 6
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Jim Thome has not played since April 28.

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.

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  • Posts: 0 BART SHART

    Tell Jim Thome to hang em up. He was great , is a great person, but his playing days are gone. Bring up Dom Brown and give this kid his chance.

  • Posts: 1190 Manny

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    Hope he finds a groove. DH’ing should help.

  • Posts: 0 DCmikey

    Dom has been on a terror lately at AAA. 2 hrs last night. And one of them was right after the Pawtucket pitcher threw at the head of Fransden. so…is the key to Browns success to make him mad. Hmmm….also the move of him to CF has def made him more confident.


  • Posts: 0 MaryPat

    I’m sure Jim Thome is a lovely man, but seriously??? This is the LAST thing we need, unless Charlie is smart enough to NOT put him in at big moments in the game. Last night was ridiculous! You desperately need a big hit? Thome is not your go-to guy!

    • Posts: 826 schmenkman

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      MaryPat, here is a lot of hitters who weren’t as good as Thome as recently as last year:

      Teixeira, Howard, Youkilis, Kinsler, ARod, Swisher, Zobrist, Butler, Nelson Cruz, McCutchen, McCann, Bruce, etc….

      He may have suddenly lost his ability to hit — he hasn’t done anything to disprove that notion.

      But I think it’s a good idea to see what he can do as a DH over the next 9 games, which is a role he’s comfortable in. If it gets him into a groove, it may carry over to pinch hitting when inter-league play is done.

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