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PHILLIES LOSE TWO STARTING INFS TO DL

Times wires

CINCINNATI - The Phillies have lost half of their starting infield to injury.

The Phillies put 2B Chase Utley and 3B Placido Polanco on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and sent them back to Philadelphia for exams to see how long they will be sidelined. Utley has a sprained right thumb and Polanco a sore left elbow.

"The main thing is we need to find out the length of Chase and Poly's stay on the DL," assistant general manager Scott Proef-rock said. "At this point, we're not sure."

Utley has been the team's best all-around player the past few seasons, and Polanco has posted solid numbers in his return to Philadelphia.

TIGERS LOSE SETUP MAN: Detroit RH reliever Joel Zumaya is out for the season with a fractured right elbow. Zumaya, who missed much of the past two seasons with shoulder problems, fractured his right olecranon, which is the bony tip of the elbow right under the skin.

PRIOR TRYouT: RHP Mark Prior, whose promising career was derailed by injuries, plans to work out for major-league clubs at USC today, Fox Sports reported. Prior, 29, has not pitched in the majors since 2006.

UMP IMPROVES: Umpire Alfonso Marquez is expected back on the field today, two days after leaving a game with symptoms of heat distress.

A'S: LHP Dallas Braden was scratched from his start because of elbow stiffness.

BRAVES: OF Matt Diaz, who had right thumb surgery May 19, was activated from the 15-day disabled list to fill the roster spot vacated when rookie RF Jason Heyward went on the DL with a sore right thumb.

CARDINALS: Rookie 3B David Freese went on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle.

D'BACKS: RHP Edwin Jackson's next start will be pushed back two days to Friday after he threw 149 pitches in Friday's no-hitter against the Rays.

MARLINS: Owner Jeffrey Loria told the team that Edwin Rodriguez will remain manager through the rest of the season.

YANKEES: Pitching coach Dave Eiland said he is back for good after taking care of "a personal family matter" during a nearly four-week leave of absence.

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