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Brad Lidge placed on disabled list yet again

May 15, 2010, 8:40 PM EDT

brad lidge headshot phillies.jpgBrad Lidge was diagnosed with elbow inflammation after undergoing an MRI earlier this week and tried to throw a side session Saturday to see if he could pitch through the soreness.  It didn’t go well.  According to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, the 33-year-old right-hander has been placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 10.

Lidge opened the regular season on the DL and has made only four releif appearances this year.  It will be at least another 10 days before he returns to the Phillies’ bullpen, and probably longer.

Jose Contreras picked up his first career save on Saturday against the Brewers and has a great chance to establish himself as a reliable ninth-inning option for the Phils this season.

  1. Route36West - May 16, 2010 at 1:24 AM

    And the Phillies are still destroying you and Craigs favorite teams. Without Lidge, Madson, Rollins, Ruiz, Happ, and after just getting Blanton and Romero back. That hurts doesnt it?

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