Lefthander Cole Hamels was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a mild left elbow strain and outfielder Shane Victorino was activated from the DL, the Phillies announced today.
Hamels, who was scheduled to start tonight's game against the Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park, underwent an MRI earlier today which showed no structural or ligament damage. His DL stint is backdated to August 17, making him eligible to return on September 1.
Victorino had been placed on the DL on July 31 with a right calf strain. He played in three minor league games during a rehabilitation assignment with double-A Reading and single-A Lakewood, hitting a combined .273 (3-11) with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored.
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