Add another name to the “Tiene Leche?” DL list. After drafting and holding Pedro Martinez all year and picking up Jason Giambi on June 6th, Tiene Leche? has been ravaged with injuries, which now include Chase Utley, Hunter Pence, Alfonso Soriano, Edgar Renteria and Brian Fuentes.
Utley, acquired in a trade on May 11th for John Smoltz and Joe Borowski, was hitting .359 with 53 runs scored, 11 home runs, 52 rbi and 4 stolen bases for the team before going down with a broken wrist. According to Ken Mandel of Phillies.MLB.com, Utley took part in running and fielding drills last week, but did not throw. He is scheduled to meet with hand specialist Randall Culp, where he could be cleared to starting hitting again. If that is the case, he could be back in two weeks.
Pence, added on May 18th for Stephen Drew, was hitting .338 with 25 runs scored, 6 home runs, 17 rbi and 5 stolen bases before going down with a chipped bone in his right wrist. He was scheduled to begin hitting off of a tee yesterday, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Renteria, acquired in a trade last week along with Jake Peavy for Ichiro Suzuki, Jim Thome and Dontrelle Willis, never even played a game for Tiene Leche?. He suffered a sprain right ankle and was immediately put on the DL.
Soriano went down with an injury last night in a game against the New York Mets. He left the game after trying to go first to third on a single with a strained right quad and is scheduled to have an MRI today. He could be out anywhere between two weeks to a month. Soriano was acquired on June 3rd by trade, along with Bartolo Colon for Barry Bonds, Adrian Beltre, and Billy Wagner. The outfielder was hitting .296, with 41 runs, 12 home runs, 28 rbi and 10 stolen bases for Tiene Leche?.