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Trouble In Philly: Chase Utley and Placido Polanco Sent to Disabled List

PHILADELPHIA - MAY 2: Third baseman Placido Polanco #27 is greeted by second baseman Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies after hitting a home run during a game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on May 2, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
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Bradley ChandlerCorrespondent IJune 29, 2010

Philadelphia, PAThe injury woes for the Phillies grew today as it was announced that second baseman Chase Utley and third baseman Placido Polanco were both added to the 15-day disabled list.

Utley had an MRI on a strained right thumb ligament and may miss up to three weeks with the injury. Utley bruised the thumb in last nights 7-3 loss to the Reds.

Ploanco, who was innactive for two games in the recent Toronto series, was placed on the retroactive disabled list with inflammation in his left elbow. He received a cortisone shot in the elbow this afternoon with the hope that he would return to the lineup for tonight's game. The bruised elbow did not respond well to the shot and the decision to move to the disabled list was made.

The Phillies have called up infielders Brian Bocock and recently assigned Greg Dobbs from Triple-A Lehigh Vallley.

Dobbs was hitting .152 in 42 games with the Phillies this season and was sent to Lehigh Valley just two weeks ago.

Neither is expected to start as the team will most likely go with bench players Wilson Valdez and Juan Castro to start in the meantime.

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