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Phillies place All-Star Jay Bruce on IL, per reports

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The Philadelphia Phillies are going to be down another outfielder for at least the next 10 days.

According to multiple media reports, Philadelphia has placed three-time All-Star Jay Bruce on the injured list with a right oblique strain.

This could not come at a worst time for the struggling Phillies. Bruce, 32, has hit 10 homers and 29 RBI in a mere 33 games since being acquired from the Seattle Mariners earlier in the season.

His acquisition came immediately before Opening Day starter Andrew McCutchen suffered a season-ending torn ACL.

Philadelphia enters Wednesday’s action with a 49-46 record and in third place in the NL East. It has lost seven of 11.