MIAMI — All-Star first baseman Ryan Howard has been put on the 15-day disabled list by the Philadelphia Phillies because of a sprained left ankle.
The Phillies say the sprain is moderate. The 2006 NL MVP was hurt Sunday while sliding into second base at Washington. He is hitting .292 with 23 homers and a league-leading 81 RBIs.
Outfielder John Mayberry Jr. was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday to fill Howard's roster spot.
Fifteen Phillies have gone on the DL this season