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Tag:Brian Bocock
Posted on: July 1, 2010 2:21 pm

Surgery for Utley

A source told that Phillies second baseman Chase Utley was scheduled for surgery Thursday to repair a torn thumb ligament. Utley injured the thumb on a headfirst slide Monday.

The expected recovery time for the injury is four to six weeks. Utley has been exceptionally durable, and is on the disabled list for just the second time in his eight-year career.

In Utley's absence, the Phillies will likely cover second base with some combination of Juan Castro, Wilson Valdez and Brian Bocock.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: June 29, 2010 2:38 pm
Edited on: June 29, 2010 3:45 pm

Phillies' Utley, Polanco placed on DL

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley and third baseman Placido Polanco have been placed on the disabled list. The team called up Greg Dobbs and Brian Bocock from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take their places.

Utley suffered a thumb injury on a head-first slide into second base in Monday's loss to the Reds. He was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday in Cincinnati.

Polanco received a cortisone shot in his left elbow on Monday. He has inflammation in the elbow, and possibly more.

There's no word on how long either will be on the disabled list, but it's sure the Phillies won't be calling up equal replacements. Dobbs was 2-for-17 with one RBI since being outrighted to Lehigh Valley on June 23. Bocock was hitting .179 for the IronPigs.

Both players are leading their respective positions in All-Star voting released on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Dobbs will start at third for the Phillies Tuesday night against the Reds, batting second. Wilson Valdez is playing second and batting eighth.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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