Almost everybody had seen this coming.
The Phillies on Wednesday morning placed Jim Thome on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lower back and recalled catcher Erik Kratz from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take Thome's place on the 25-man roster.
Kratz will be available for Wednesday night's game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. He hit .294 with four doubles, three home runs, nine RBIs and an .882 OPS for the IronPigs
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