Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Victorino's back, Phillies claim infielder Oscar Robles

Some Phillies roster news to pass along:

*Victorino activated Shane Victorino returns to the Phillies today after spending 15 days on the disabled list. To make room, T.J. Bohn was sent back down to the minors. Considering how well Jayson Werth hit in his absence, Victorino will have to play well to earn his starting spot back. He is not in the starting line-up for tonight's game against the Padres.

*Robles added In what can only be described as a minor move, the Phillies have claimed infielder Oscar Robles off waivers from the San Diego Padres. Robles, a light hitter who spent several years playing professionally in Mexico, will play for the Phillies Triple A team in Lehigh Valley for the time being. The move was necessary considering how thin the Phils minor league system has gotten due to the recent injury to Jimmy Rollins and the subsequent call-up of Brad Harman.

Don't expect Robles to be in the majors any time soon. He was only brought in for insurance should Eric Bruntlett get hurt while Jimmy Rollins remains out. Robles can play any position in the infield, so he will be a useful player for the Iron Pigs.

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