Big Truck to DL
The Phillies found themselves in a save situation today at PETCO Park, but Jose Contreras never picked up a baseball.
He might not pick up a baseball for a long time.
Contreras has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right flexor pronator tendon, which is located on the inside part of the elbow. He will fly tomorrow from Phoenix to Philadelphia, where Phillies physician Michael Ciccotti will examine him tomorrow evening or Tuesday morning. A MRI exam is not scheduled, but is a possibility.
The Phillies selected right-hander Michael Stutes’ contract from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take his spot on the roster.
Right-hander Ryan Madson will close for the foreseeable future.
“Yeah, I’m alarmed,” Ruben Amaro Jr. said. “Anytime a guy goes on the DL it bothers me. Hopefully it isn’t serious. He’s sore. He was a little better yesterday and a little more sore today. Hopefully we’ll have good news.”