Worley Down (Temporarily), Mayberry Up, Victorino in Philly

Worley Down (Temporarily), Mayberry Up, Victorino in Philly

Shane Victorino left the team to head back to Philadelphia to see hand specialist Randall Culp, according to Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki. He's expected to return to Florida on Wednesday to rejoin the club. Vic hurt his thumb when doing something that resembled attempting to catch a baseball in Toronto on Sunday. It was not pretty.

His teammates used the faceplant moment to have some fun, using tape to mimic a crime scene chalk outline of Victorino's body.
In a series of other personnel moves, the Phils have sent down Vance Worley to Lehigh Valley and recalled John Mayberry Jr who could see action in center tonight.

Why would the Phils send down Worley after two stellar outings? Well it's not meant as a demotion per se, but rather a chance to keep Worley in a groove. With the All-Star break next week and Cole Hamels being moved up, the Phils wanted to keep Vance stretched out and on his normal routine for when the team resumes play.

[Vic screen grabs via TheFightins]

Eagles sign former third-round guard Dallas Thomas

Eagles sign former third-round guard Dallas Thomas

The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract. 

Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.  

In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015. 

Thomas (6-5, 315 pound) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing agains the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016. 

In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries. 

Mike Trout wins Eagles-Cowboys bet forcing friend to look ridiculous

Mike Trout wins Eagles-Cowboys bet forcing friend to look ridiculous

Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.

Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.

Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.

"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.

Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.

It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.

[via Cut4]