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Phillies claim Bradley Zimmer, move Bryce Harper to 60-day IL

Jun 28, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN;  Toronto Blue Jays pinch runner Bradley Zimmer (7) slides across home plate after scoring against the Boston Red Sox in the ninth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies claimed outfielder Bradley Zimmer off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.

To make room on the roster, the team transferred star Bryce Harper to the 60-day injured list and placed fellow outfielder Brandon Marsh on the 10-day IL.

Zimmer, 29, batted .105 with two homers and three RBIs in 77 games before being designated for assignment by Toronto on Monday.

Harper, 29, has been out since breaking his left thumb on June 25. The two-time National League MVP began taking live batting practice Tuesday and is targeting an early September return.

Marsh, 24, has a sprained left ankle. He has batted .250 with two RBIs in 12 games with Philadelphia since being acquired in an Aug. 2 trade with the Los Angeles Angels.

Philadelphia (65-52) was idle Thursday and will resume its NL wild-card chase with a four-game series at home this weekend against the division-leading New York Mets.

–Field Level Media