Phillies activate Jim Thome from DL
PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies have activated Jim Thome from the disabled list and sent infielder Pete Orr to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Thome, a member of the 600-homer club, had been sidelined with a lower back strain since April 29. He's just 2 for 18 in limited appearances, mainly as a pinch hitter. Thome could get plenty of at-bats as a designated hitter in nine interleague games upcoming.
Orr hit .286 (12 for 42) with four extra-base hits and five RBIs.
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