Contreras Suffers Season-Ending Injury
June 2, 2012
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UPDATE 2 — Jose Contreras’ season is done.
Contreras tore the UCL and flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow and will be out for the rest of the season.
UPDATE 1 — Phillies reliever Jose Contreras had an MRI this morning and was revealed that he has a right elbow strain.
Contreras is having bad luck with his right elbow, which kept him out of most of last season, and that he had surgery on last September.
The Phillies called up Michael Schwimer to fill Contreras’ spot in the bullpen.
It’s incredibly frustrating for Contreras, who had been rolling hispast 11 appearances this season. In those 11 games, Contreras was 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA in 9 2/3 innings.
ORIGINAL — Jose Contreras re-injured his right elbow in the 7th inning of the Phillies 6-4 win Friday night and was placed on the DL after the game.
He will have an MRI tomorrow to evaluate the damage, Ruben Amaro said. For now, it’s right elbow soreness.
The Phillies will call up a reliever tomorrow in Contreras’ place. Speculations include Michael Schwimer right now.