The Phillies placed reliever Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 10) due to inflammation in his right elbow. An MRI did not show loose bodies or damaged ligaments, however the pain has yet to go away despite being well-rested.
Lidge only appeared in four games this year, saving one. Lidge will decide if he wants to get a cortisone shot. He previously received a cortisone injection in March.
Antonio Bastardo was recalled to take Lidge’s spot on the roster. Bastardo appeared in seven big league games earlier this year.
The Phillies beat the Brewers today, 10-6, beind Joe Blanton.
In other news, former Phillie Pat Burrell was designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays. Don't count on the Phillies bringing him back. Yes, they have a tendency to bring back ex-Phillies, but the right handed bat off the bench seems to belong to Ben Francisco and Ross Gload.