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Cliff Lee lands on disabled list with left oblique strain

Apr 21, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

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From Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Daily News comes word that the Phillies have placed left-hander Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 19, because of a left oblique strain.

Joe Savery, a left-handed reliever, has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding 25-man roster move.

Kyle Kendrick will start in Lee’s place Monday.

The news comes with rough timing for the Phillies, who currently reside in fourth place in the National League East with a 7-7 record. Lee, 33, has registered a 1.96 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 18/2 K/BB ratio in 23 inning this season. He’s likely to be sidelined for the next three weeks.

  1. ezthinking - Apr 21, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Ouch. For the team and him.

  2. randygnyc - Apr 21, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Without near perfect pitching, Philly has nothing and is going nowhere. Dynasty? Lmao.

  3. ajmilner - Apr 21, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Golly. Don’t suppose it might have had anything to do with throwing 10 innings on Wednesday night, huh?

    • georgia - Apr 21, 2012 at 9:43 PM

      His count was like 101-106 pitches, so that outing alone probably wasn’t that taxing on him. He threw six complete game shutouts or something last season after all.

    • jimbo1949 - Apr 21, 2012 at 9:53 PM

      Aren’t you more likely to strain an oblique while swinging a bat?

    • biasedhomer - Apr 21, 2012 at 11:20 PM

      Innings is not what matters, pitch count is

  4. yardleyphils - Apr 21, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    He only threw like 92 pitches

  5. sasquash20 - Apr 22, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    It is going to be one of those years in Philly boys. Injuries just keep adding up

  6. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 22, 2012 at 1:18 AM

    i hate lee i hope this is a career ender

    • Utley's Hair - Apr 22, 2012 at 12:56 PM

      I’m sure he cries about your opinion every day. Classy sentiment there, jacka$$.

  7. mungman69 - Apr 22, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    No career ender. He’ll be back in a couple of weeks.

  8. deathmonkey41 - Apr 22, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    I think he did it chewing gum

  9. mianfr - Apr 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Well, that stinks. Hopefully it doesn’t become a season-long nagger.

    You never want to see a top pitcher go down. They only play in so many games.

  10. phillyfan1217 - Apr 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    A career ender? Really? Do u have any class at all? U a Yankees fan??

    • Utley's Hair - Apr 22, 2012 at 12:57 PM

      Yes, he is, and under a bridge does he live.

    • chillidavis - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:47 PM

      It is a classless statement, for sure. But are Philly fans so above all the rest of “us” in the NL that you assume only the Yankees’ fans dislike your team. Trust me, there are plenty of NL team fans who are tired of the Philly act of big money and lots of nasty, homophobic fans (not all, but too many).

      • Utley's Hair - Apr 22, 2012 at 9:45 PM

        1.) dirtyharry is on record as being a Yankee troll…er…um…fan.
        2.) “Homophobic?” Care to expound on that blanket, thus far unsubstantiated allegation? Examples for the class, please.

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