The Phillies placed Eflin on the COVID-19-related injured list Sunday.

Eflin had been in line to start the second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Mets, but his move to the COVID-19-related IL will force the Phillies to adjust their pitching plans. According to Todd Zolecki of, Eflin was reportedly fully vaccinated when he landed on the COVID-19 IL last season, which means his placement on the list was the result of a positive. In a related transaction, the Phillies called up Cristopher Sanchez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to serve as the 27th man for the twin bill, and he's now in line to start the second game Sunday with Eflin having been deactivated. Eflin's return date from the IL is up in the air and will be contingent on how soon he's deemed asymptomatic of the virus.

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