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Villar goes on DL; Brewers recall Phillips

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PITTSBURGH -- The Brewers placed second baseman Jonathan Villar on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday with a right thumb injury and recalled outfielder Brett Phillips from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Villar injured his thumb in the seventh inning of Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader when he attempted to go from first to third on a Hernan Perez single. Villar said his thumb bent down and back when he slid into third base. He finished the remainder of the game.

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PITTSBURGH -- The Brewers placed second baseman Jonathan Villar on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday with a right thumb injury and recalled outfielder Brett Phillips from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Villar injured his thumb in the seventh inning of Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader when he attempted to go from first to third on a Hernan Perez single. Villar said his thumb bent down and back when he slid into third base. He finished the remainder of the game.

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Brewers manager Craig Counsell said on Sunday that Villar received an MRI earlier in the day that found no structural damage. The Brewers do not currently have a timetable for his return.

Villar is the third Brewer to be placed on the disabled list this weekend, joining Eric Thames and Junior Guerra. Milwaukee now has 10 players on the DL heading into the All-Star break.

"We're fortunate that we have a lot of depth," Arnold said. "Right now, we've stockpiled a lot of depth for that reason, so we feel good about that. Getting [Phillips] here this morning is just another guy we feel like can step in and play a pivotal role for us going forward."

Phillips, the club's No. 5 prospect, per MLB Pipleline started in right field and batted seventh in the lineup in Sunday's 7-6 loss. He went 2-for-5 with four RBIs and a triple.

His start came one day after going 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs in New Orleans with Colorado Springs.

Mason Wittner is a reporter for MLB.com based in Pittsburgh.

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