Utley and Polanco to the DL
It's a double punch in the gut as the Phillies have lost both Chase Utley (sprained right thumb) and Placido Polanco (left elbow inflammation) to the disabled list. Polanco had missed the last three games, making his stint on the DL retroactive to June 26. In 62 games this season, Polanco is hitting .318 with five home runs and 27 RBI. Chase Utley finds himself on the DL for just the second time in his career (2007 missed a month with a broken right hand).
Greg Dobbs and Brian Bocock have been called up to take Polanco and Utleys spots on the roster. Dobbs had been designated for assignment, and outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on June 23. In four games, Dobbs was 2-17 with one RBI. Bocock was hitting .179 with one home run and 12 RBI in 65 games with the Iron Pigs this season.