CLEARWATER, Fla. - As expected, the Phillies placed catcher Brian Schneider on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained left hamstring.
Schneider was injured rounding third base in the fifth inning of Wednesday' 5-3 win over Florida. The Phillies will announce a corresponding move before Friday's opener in Atlanta, but it is almost certain that catcher Carlos Ruiz will be activated from the disabled list.
Schneider is the 10th Phillies player to go on the disabled list since the beginning of the season. After the game Wednesday, he was anticipating an absence.
"It's not good," he said of the hamstring.