Phillies place 1B Thome on DL
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Phillies have placed first baseman Jim Thome on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.
The move is retroactive to April 29.
The left-handed slugger has just two hits in 12 games this season after signing a one-year deal in November to return to Philadelphia, where he spent three seasons from 2003-05.
Catcher Erik Kratz was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to replace Thome on the active roster. Kratz is hitting .294 with three home runs and nine runs batted in over 14 games with Lehigh Valley this season.
05/02 11:36:41 ET