Phillies first baseman Ross Gload strained his right groin running to second base for a double in the sixth inning Wednesday in a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park. Gload, who was unavailable to comment, pulled up lame and grabbed his groin before he reached second base.
The Phillies said Gload will be re-evaluated Thursday, although if the injury is as bad as it looked, Gload would be the 16th Phillies player to land on the DL this season.
"The way they talked in there, they said it's not quite as bad as they thought it might be," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said, referring to the team's athletic trainers.
Gload, who had hit third in the lineup in three of the previous six games, has hit .380 (19-for-50) as a starter this season.
"Anytime we lose a guy who's playing good and hitting the ball good it's a blow," Manuel said. "You've got to keep going. You've got to have people step in and hopefully they can do the job."