At 2:36 this afternoon, Assistant GM Ruben Amaro left a voice mail message:
**Shane Victorino has been reinstated from the disabled list and activated for tonight’s game.
**T. J. Bohn has been optioned to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and will be in Allentown for tonight’s game.
**Infielder Oscar Robles has been claimed on waivers from San Diego and optioned to Lehigh Valley. (Robles, 31, has played second, short and third in the majors with the Dodgers and Padres. He hit .284 at Portland (AAA) and .231 at San Diego last season).
All the paper work that needs to be filed with Major League Baseball is then handled by Susan Ingersoll Papaneri, Director, Baseball Administration. Actually, it is both paper and electronic filing that takes place.
There’s your Baseball 101 lesson for the day.
Fan voting for the All-Star Game starters began on MLB.com today. Fans can vote online up to 25 times until July 2.
Player of the week (Reading’s Jeremy Slayden) and pitcher of the week (Clearwater’s Antonio Bastardo) plus a review of the Phillies minor league system: http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/phi/downloads/y2008/042808.pdf.