The Phillies sent Fien (shoulder) on a rehab assignment to High-A Clearwater on Sunday. Fien has been sidelined since June 20 with a strain of his right rotator cuff. He's not a lock to rejoin the Phillies' active roster once he completes his rehab.
Fien (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Monday, Stephen Gross of The Allentown Morning Call reports. The Phillies needed to open up a spot on the 40-man roster with Elniery Garcia getting activated from the restricted list. Fien will be eligible to return in late August, but it's not clear that he will be healthy enough to pitch again this season.
Fien was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports. Fien was blown up for five runs in 0.2 innings during his last outing, something an injury could help explain. He'll be eligible to return July 1 if he's ready, though it's still unclear if the 33-year-old will need more than the 10-day minimum stay. Mark Leiter was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding roster move and will start Friday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Fien's contract was purchased from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday. Since being acquired by the Phillies in May, Fien has compiled a 2.00 ERA and 11:2 K:BB through nine innings with Lehigh Valley. Fien did allow 10 runs in just six innings with the Mariners earlier in the season, so he probably won't see many high-leverage innings out of the gate.
Fien was traded to the Phillies on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations. Fien was designated for assignment twice before being traded by the Mariners. He allowed 10 runs across just six major-league innings this season. The trade allows Fien to join the Phillies without being added to their 40-man roster, so he'll head straight to Triple-A where he'll likely serve as organizational depth.
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