Following Monday night’s late-inning victory against the Chicago Cubs, to salvage a four-game series split, the Phillies announced that reliever David Herndon was being added to the 15-day disabled list. Herndon is listed with inflammation in his throwing elbow. No pitcher has been called up yet but a move will be made today prior to the Phillies opening a road trip with a game in Atlanta.
Corey Seidman writes on CSNPhilly.com that one option could be to call up Jake Diekman from triple A Lehigh Valley. Diekman has a 0.82 ERA with 17 strikeouts in 11 innings so far this season.
Michael Stutes and Justin De Fratus are already on the disabled list, along with Cliff Lee, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. Lee will not come off the disabled list in time for his next scheduled start, which would take place in Washington this weekend against Stephen Strasburg. Kyle Kendrick will remain in his spot in the rotation.
Howard has begun his training in Clearwater, and Utley is expected to join him soon.