Howard Lands on DL
Charlie Manuel scratched him from the lineup a short time later. And shortly after that the Phillies announced they had placed Howard on the DL with knee inflammation. They recalled Darin Ruf from Triple-A to take his place on the roster.
Today was the 10th time in the Phillies’ last 45 games Howard had not started a game, and the fifth time in the team’s 11 games. Inflammation and tears in the meniscus in his knee are why. Howard received a cortisone injection in the knee May 19, but it didn’t provide him much relief.