In an up and down week for Shane Victorino, it ends with bad news. Recently named to the NL All-Star team, Victorino was placed on the DL with a sprained ligament in his right thumb today. Pete Orr was called up and will take Victorino’s roster spot. Orr will likely be the player sent back … Continue reading All-Star CF Victorino lands on DL
The Phillies officially have three closers on the DL currently. Brad Lidge is slowly getting himself back in midseason shape, Jose Contreras just landed his second time on the DL this season and now Ryan Madson will take some time off. In Madson’s place, the Phils called up right-hander Andrew Carpenter. Madson landed on the … Continue reading Phils without closer: Madson to the DL
UPDATE: Ruben Amaro, you sneaky man. Domonic Brown was recalled by the Phillies to replace Shane Victorino. The news came 14 hours after Amaro said Browns wasn’t ready to be called up. But I guess a struggling offense changes minds much faster. Brown was hitting .341 with two doubles, two homers and 10 RBIs in … Continue reading Killing two birds with one stone: Victorino, Blanton to DL
Cue the circus music. In what is looking like a repeat of last season, the Phillies took another hit from the injury ninja (sorry Mike, we’re stealing this one). Carlos Ruiz was placed on the DL today – retroactive to April 28 – after being inactive for over a week reported CSN’s Leslie Gudel on … Continue reading Ruiz to the DL
[UPDATE] Roy Oswalt was put on the 15-day DL. Scott Mathieson was called up. [ORIGINAL POST] Roy Oswalt’s bull pen session did not go well yesterday according to the Phils. Still feeling soreness in his back, Oswalt will not pitch in Saturday’s game against the Braves. In his place, Kyle Kendrick will make his first … Continue reading Oswalt to the DL
Ruben Amaro had commented the other day the Phils were going to add a third catcher in order to rest Carlos Ruiz’s back. In doing so, they desdignated left-handed reliever Mike Zagurski for assignment. Taking his place on the 25 and 40-man roster is catcher Dane Sardinha. The 32-year-old catcher hit .205 (8-for-40) with the … Continue reading Phils DFA Zagurski, add third catcher
The Phillies stellar rotation has been decimated greatly with the great blow they took today. Staff ace Joe Blanton was put on the 15-day DL – that’s like three whole starts plus more – with an impingment of the right elbow. Vance Worley will start tomorrow’s game against the Mets. Blanton has been the best … Continue reading The Super Rotation has been hit!
Jose Contreras got checked out and his diagnosed with a Grade 1 sprain in his flexor that he hurt over the weekend according to a tweet by Inqy writer Matt Gelb. Ruben Amaro thinks he will be out 3-4 weeks. Also, Domonic Brown will start his rehab with Single-A Clearwater tomorrow. If he’s hitting and … Continue reading News slightly worse for Contreras
The Phillies have placed left-handed reliever J.C. Romero on the 15-day DL according to David Hale on Twitter. In his place, they recalled lefty Mike Zagurski. Romero appeared to suffer a leg injury when fielding a ball in the ninth. He left the game immediately and was replaced by Drew Herndon.
Charlie Manuel was literally stuck between a rock and a hard place. With only two relievers, Kyle Kendrick and Danys Baez, left in the bull pen, Manuel went with Kendrick in the top of the 12th. Kendrick blew up, allowing three runs on one hit, a handful of walks and errors and some small ball … Continue reading KK = Kendrick Kollapse