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Hamels Scratched From Start; Tyler Cloyd To Debut

IronPigs starter Tyler Cloyd gets ready to pitch back in May for the IronPigs. (Photo by John Russo/Team To Beat)

PHILADELPHIA — Phillies left-handed ace Cole Hamels has a gastrointestinal illness and will not be able to start tonight for the Phillies against the Mets.

The Phillies selected the contract of right-hander Tyler Cloyd from Lehigh and he will make his Major League debut tonight.

Cloyd, 25, is 12-1 with a 2.35 ERA and a league-best 1.01 WHIP in 22 starts with Lehigh. He was named the International League pitcher of the year.

Cloyd’s fastball tops out at around 89-90 MPH and he uses his accuracy to get hitters out. It worked in Triple-A, but the Phillies are interested in seeing if it will work in the Majors.

Galvis Reinstated; May Not Play With Phils This Season

The 50-game suspension has ended for Galvis, but his season may still be done.

Galvis, who was also sidelined with a fractured back, may not play baseball for the remainder of the season. Galvis has been instructed to not play in any game activity until September 3, and by then, he probably won’t be prepared for a return.

And because the Minor League system ends, the next baseball action Galvis sees could be in the fall instructional league in his home country of Venezuela. He figures to have a spot on the roster next year, likely as a back up middle infielder to spell both Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley.

On the season, he hit .226 with 15 doubles, three homers and 24 RBIs in 58 games this season.

Galvis lost $133,000 in salary this season from the suspension.

Carlos Ruiz Out 4-6 Weeks With Plantar Fasciitis

PHILADELPHIA — If things couldn’t get any worse for the Phillies season.

Catcher Carlos Ruiz was diagnosed with platar’s fasciitis and will be out four-six weeks. He was placed on the DL this afternoon.

Hector Luna was called up from Lehigh to replace Ruiz.

Ruiz is having a career season in which he’s hitting .335 with 28 doubles, 14 home runs, 58 RBIs. He also has a .959 OPS, a top 10 mark in all of baseball.

From Todd Zolecki:

He ranked fourth in the National League in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage, sixth in slugging percentage and sixth in OPS.

Unfortunately for Ruiz, he will not finish the season with enough plate appearances to qualify among the league leaders in those categories.

Galvis Could Miss Significant Time

The Phillies win last night was dampened by some more rough news on the injury front.

Rookie second baseman Freddy Galvis, who went on the DL with a back strain a couple days ago, has been diagnosed with a pars fracture in his back.

The fracture is potentially serious and could keep Galvis out of the Phillies lineup for an extended period of time this season. In fact, Galvis could land himself in a back brace for the next six weeks.

Other players who have missed time with a similar injury last season include David Wright (67 days) and Clay Buchholz (103 days).

Galvis is hitting .226 with three home runs, 24 RBIs and a team-high 15 doubles.

Contreras to Give Comeback A Shot

Phillies reliever Jose Contreras walks off the field before injuring his elbow in the 7th inning against the Marlins. He will miss the rest of the season for the second straight year with an elbow injury. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

It has been a frustrating last eight months for Jose Contreras.

The 40-year-old reliever is set to have his second surgery since last September to repair a right elbow that has given him problems the last two seasons. It will be the second straight season-ending elbow surgery Contreras will have, this time repairing a torn UCL and flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow.

Contreras injured his elbow right away to start the 7th inning of the Phillies 6-4 win over the Marlins on Friday. After going on the DL late Friday night, Contreras had an MRI this morning to diagnose the problem, thus presenting the Cuban with more bad news.

But the Big Truck won’t let this latest set-back put the finishing touches on his career.

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Ruiz Scratched From Today’s Win

The Phillies offense put up eight runs on the Mets without the bat of Carlos Ruiz in the lineup.

Ruiz, who has been Philadelphia’s hottest hitter so far this season was scratched from the lineup with tightness in his right hamstring prior to this afternoon’s game. Brian Schneider got the start, hitting eighth, and everyone behind Ruiz’s four-spot moved up in the order.

Ruiz tweaked the hamstring in Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals. The Phillies don’t believe the injury is serious and the catCher will be listed as day-to-day.

Halladay Injured; Exits Early In Loss

Cardinals 8, Phillies 3
WP – Adam Wainwright (4-5, 4.45)
LP – Roy Halladay (4-5, 3.98)

ST. LOUIS — After Roy Halladay gave up a two-out grand slam to Yadier Molina in the 1st inning, something had to be wrong with the two-time Cy Young award winner.

In fact there was. Halladay left after pitching only two inning with right shoulder soreness and the Phillies lost to the Cardinals, 8-3. Halladay will have the shoulder evaluated in a couple days.

Molina’s grandslam and Carlos Beltran’s three-run homer off Joe Savery in the 5th inning put the Phillies away on Memorial Day.

2B: Ruiz (11), Rollins (7), Pence (8), Galvis (13)

Boxscore.

Phils Place Worley On DL

The Phillies have placed starting pitching Vance Worley on the 15-day DL with right elbow inflammation and could miss at least three starts.

The move is retroactive to Worley’s last start on May 12, which means he could come back on May 27. Joe Savery was recalled from Lehigh.

Worley told reporters yesterday that he would be scratched from his start and would not travel with the team to Chicago for the Phillies’ two-game series against the Cubs. Kyle Kendrick will start tonight.

UPDATE: The Phillies released an update on Worley.

After examining his elbow, there was no structural damage to Worley. ” No flexor pronator, no UCL, none of those bad words. Phillies encouraged,” Matt Gelb tweeted.

It’s inflammation in the posterior joint of Worley’s elbow. He had an ultrasound Monday and MRI Wednesday,” Gelb continued in another tweet.

Series Preview: at Arizona Diamondbacks

PHI: 7-9, 5th in NL East; ARI: 8-8, 3rd in NL West

When: April 23-25
Where: Chase Field (Phoenix, AR)

Probable Pitchers
Monday: Kyle Kendrick (0-0, 1.93) vs Wade Miley (1-0, 1.93)
Tuesday: Vance Worley (1-1, 2.37) vs Josh Collmenter (0-1, 10.22)
Wednesday: Cole Hamels (2-1, 2.95) vs Trevor Cahill (1-1, 284)

Broadcast Info
Monday, 9:40, TCN
Tuesday, 9:40, CSN
Wednesday, 9:40, TCN
All Games on 94.1 FM

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An Angry Amaro Defends Utley, Himself

Angry may not be the best word. More like “annoyed.”

Whichever word you want to use, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro is not in the cheeriest of moods lately. The injuries to his star players have led to speculation on how much truth has been divulged to the media and fan base this spring and Amaro fired back today.

Amaro truly believed that Chase Utley would be ready for Opening Day, that is until Utley left on March 18 to see a specialist for his knee and Amaro said that Freddy Galvis would be the starter on April 5.

At least that’s what Amaro said.

“I honestly believed we still had Chase Utley playing for us opening day up until he said, ‘I’ve got to go see another specialist because I’m not feeling well enough,'” said Amaro earlier today to reporters.

Even more, Amaro is not pleased that people think he would lie to the public.

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