Lidge…And Victorino? Yep

(PR) (READING, PA) Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino, who is recovering from a ligament sprain in his thumb, is scheduled to make a rehab appearance for the R-Phils on the road, as the club takes on the Trenton Thunder in Trenton, NJ, as announced by the Philadelphia Phillies earlier today.

Victorino is scheduled to join Reading on Saturday, July 16 for game three of the four-game series from Mercer County Waterfront Park. He was placed on the disabled list for the second time this season on July 8 (retroactive to July 4).

The Hawaiian native made his first rehab appearance of the season on Saturday, May 28 for Lakewood (A), and played two games for the BlueClaws. He later continued that assignment and joined Reading for two games (May 31 – June 1). Victorino was activated off the disabled list by Philadelphia on June 3.

A 2011 National League All-Star, Victorino is currently hitting .303 with nine home runs and 34 RBIs for the Phillies in 267 at-bats this season. The speedy Victorino is also 13-for-15 in stolen base attempts this season.

All Trenton Thunder tickets are available at 609-394-3300 or online at


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