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Phillies place Contreras on DL, Madson to close

Posted on: April 24, 2011 9:12 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Jose ContrerasAnthony Bastardo picked up the one-out save for the Phillies on Sunday as Jose Contreras got another day of "rest."

After the game, the team put the 39-year-old right-hander not he disabled list with a strained flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow. He will return to Philadelphia to see the team physician to see if there's further damage to the elbow.

Contreras is already a fill-in for closer Brad Lidge, who will be out until at least the All-Star break with a partially torn rotator cuff.

Although Bastardo got the call on Sunday, the team says Ryan Madson will take over the full-time job as the Phillies' closer, with Bastardo the main set-up man. After that?

"It's thin," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told Matt Geib of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Contreras hasn't pitched since Thursday and the move to the DL will be retroactive to Friday. He had converted all five of his save opportunities this season and hadn't allowed a run. He'd thrown five times in the previous seven games, throwing 81 pitches in that span.

The team called up right-hander Michael Stutes, who will join the team Monday in Phoenix.

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Comments

Since: Apr 8, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2011 10:56 am
 

Phillies place Contreras on DL, Madson to close

"not he" was supposed to be "on the".  It was mistyped "ont he" and spell check made it "not he".  Clearly spell check only does so much, you actually have to read what you wrote or maybe have an editor read what you wrote to prevent yourself from sounding like an idiot.  Of course it would be far easier to look past such a simple mistake if it was in the middle of a long article instead of the second sentence in a short post.  The moral of the story is Spell check does not equal proof reading.


And while Contreras is well liked and pitched well, he will not be missed all that much.  One thing we have a lot of in the minors ready to go is plenty of relief pitching, and Madson isn't a step down from anyone.   Get well soon Jose.



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 2:36 am
 

Phillies place Contreras on DL, Madson to close

He actually meant to write "on the" he messed up the spacing and wrote no instead of "on"



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2011 1:54 am
 

Phillies place Contreras on DL, Madson to close

He didn't misspell anything. "Not" and "He" are words. It was a typo. It happens. How about instead of nitpicking you offer some actual insight?

The emergence of Bastardo out of the pen makes this Contreras injury easier to swallow. Baez hasn't looked bad either...yet. But with Romero, Lidge and now Contreras on the DL, the pen is going to be tested. I'm not ready to see David Herndon regularly in spots that matter, thank you very much.



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 1:14 am
 

Phillies place Contreras on DL, Madson to close

"...the team put the 39-year-old right-hander not he disabled list..." Seriously, in this day and age, there is no excuse for misspelling words.


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