Thursday, June 18, 2009

Phillies Ibanez Lands On 15 Day DL

Phillies LF Raul Ibanez, 37, has been placed on the 15 day DL with a strained left groin.
Ibanez, who is having a fantastic first season with the Phillies heads to the DL batting 312 with 22 homers and 59 RBIs.

It is being reported that Ibanez has been having difficulties with his groin since April, but recently it has been ‘debilitating’ recently. It had been noticed that he was having difficulties in the field and on the base paths of late.

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. said, "Oh, it's affected his play. When he got back on the field yesterday and played, it got to the point where the discomfort was enough for us to shut him down."

The Phillies have re-called 25-year-old OF John Mayberry, Jr. to replace Ibanez on the roster.

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