Shane Victorino has been activated off the disabled list for the Phillies, returning the club's starting center fielder to the roster.
Victorino was placed on the disabled list July 28 with an abdominal strain, but came through two rehab stints in Triple-A with flying colors. He will return to a .250/.311/.428 line in 441 plate appearances, pushing top prospect Domonic Brown to the bench.
There are rumblings that Brown was to be sent to Triple-A for Victorino's return to ensure playing time, but reliever Antonio Bastardo was shuffled off instead. Pinch-hitter and outfielder Ross Gload was injured in Wednesday night's game and remains day-to-day with a strained right groin, which likely impacted the decision to keep Brown in the majors.
Brown, 22, has a .237/.238/.368 line in 42 plate appearances, although he cranked his first home run on Wednesday.
-- Evan Brunell
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