Phillies activate Shane Victorino


One All-Star back, two more to go: the Phillies have activated Shane Victorino, reports Matt Gelb.

The surprising part: to make toom for Victorino, the Phils have optioned Antonio Bastardo.  Many folks thought that they’d send Domonic Brown down instead.

Wait? What’s that?  Sorry, folks. Just got a note from the guild. Seems I forgot to mention — as I am required to do so by law — that Shane Victorino is from Hawaii.  Which he is.