PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies slugger Jim Thome is day to day
with a right shoulder injury.
Thome was out of Philadelphia's lineup Saturday after injuring
himself the night before in a loss to San Francisco. X-rays were
negative, and the All-Star first baseman has a bruised joint in his
It was originally thought Thome had injured his collarbone. He
was hurt when he was hit by a grounder but stayed in the game for a
few more innings.
"I couldn't even raise my arm this morning," Thome said.
Thome, in his second season with the Phillies, was hitting .279
with 35 homers and 80 RBI. He was tied with Cincinnati's Adam Dunn
for the major league lead in homers.
The Phillies, who came in seven games behind NL East-leading
Atlanta, have been decimated by injuries this season. Left fielder
Pat Burrell could face season-ending wrist surgery and third
baseman David Bell has missed a week with back spasms.