With Carlos Ruiz reeling, the Phillies have purchased the contract of Dane Sardinha from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. To make room, left-hander Mike Zagurski was sent down.
Sardinha, 32, was hitting just .105/.227/.132 in 45 plate appearances, sharing catching duties with Erik Kratz in Lehigh Valley. In Sardinha, the Phils opted for the more experienced handler, as opposed to Kratz, who hits well and hits for power. A catch-and-throw backstop, Sardinha started nine games for the Phils last season and flashed some surprise pop, parking three homers during his limited tour. Sardinha is out of options, so his contract needed to be purchased. He'll need to clear waivers in order to be reassigned to minors once Carlos Ruiz is healthy. The Phils opted not to send Ruiz to the disabled list for his sore back and instead sent Zagurski back down to the minors. The left-hander was totally ineffective in two appearances.
Tonight's lineup: Victorino, Polanco, Rollins, Howard, Francisco, Ibanez, Orr, Schneider, Worley. Orr is hitting .320 in 26 plate appearances and has started in four of the last eight games.