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Sprained thumb may sideline Phillies CF Victorino

CBSSports.com wire reports

MIAMI -- Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino has a grade-one sprain of his right thumb, and assistant general manager Scott Proefrock didn't rule out the possibility of placing him on the disabled list.

Victorino returned Tuesday to Philadelphia, where the injury was diagnosed by a hand specialist. A grade-one sprain is the least severe.

"He's feeling better," Proefrock said. "We will make a decision on what our course of action will be with him in the next 48 hours."

Victorino was hurt Sunday when he stumbled and fell making a throw in Toronto.

"He can't grip the ball, and it's hard to grip the bat," manager Charlie Manuel said.

Victorino was replaced in the starting lineup by Michael Martinez, who has four RBI in the past two games.

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