Asche day to day as Phils rest third baseman

Asche day to day as Phils rest third baseman

NEW YORK -- Phillies third baseman Cody Asche tested his right hamstring in running drills before Thursday's 11-3 loss to the Mets, but he did not start as expected.

The Phillies said Asche suffered a mildly strained hamstring running to first base in the seventh inning in Wednesday's 6-2 victory at Citi Field. He felt some soreness in the morning, but passed the tests. He is day to day.

"He had a lot of treatments today, treatments throughout the game, which was a good thing," interim manager Ryne Sandberg said. "I wasn't going to use him today. He was pretty optimistic. He hit in the cage a little bit. It's basically a day-to-day thing. I'm hoping for tomorrow, wouldn't be surprised with tomorrow, but if it's a couple of days, it's a couple of days."

Asche is hitting .256 (22-for-86) with six doubles, one triple, two home runs and 14 RBIs in 25 games. Since a 1-for-17 start to his big league career, Asche has hit .304 (21-for-69).

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.