Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth suffered the abdominal pull swinging the bat in Thursday's game and was placed on the disabled list following last night's contest. Outfielder T.J. Bohn was recalled from Lehigh Valley.
Beerleaguer: Bohn earns the distinction of having the worst numbers I've ever seen from a call-up this late in the season, hitting just .162/.259/.253 with two homers with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The tall, 28-year-old outfielder, who hacks from the right side, looks like he should mash, but he's even more small ball than So Taguchi. He can run, catch and is gifted at finding ways to stay aboard a 40-man roster, and that's obviously what they care about here. You have to wonder what other candidates, like Reading's Jeremy Slayden for one, must think when the Phils make a move like this. The silver lining is the club will face a pair of right-handers to finish out their series with Houston, so Geoff Jenkins and Shane Victorino figured to start anyway.
The last time Bohn was recalled, there was a small outcry over the decision not to promote Double-A prospect Greg Golson. Golson, who's finally starting to click at Reading, would not have been my choice, but neither would Bohn. Truth be told however, Bohn, along with infielder Brad Haman, ended up being a non-factor in his earlier assignment. The Phils will hope it stays that way.