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Orioles place Jim Thome on DL

Updated: July 31, 2012, 9:58 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Baltimore Orioles have placed designated hitter Jim Thome on the 15-day disabled list because an MRI showed that he had a herniated disc in his back.

Second baseman Robert Andino was activated Tuesday to take Thome's place. He pinch-ran for Wilson Betemit in the top of the eighth inning against the New York Yankees, scored on Nick Markakis' home run, then stayed in the game to play third base.

The 41-year-old Thome had two homers, six RBIs and 10 walks in 18 games ...

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