Phillies Shut Down Stutes

Phillies call on another Michael to take spot in the bullpen

Michael Stutes
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The Phillies bullpen took a hit Tuesday when right-hander Michael Statues was placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation in his throwing arm but at least they are keeping the Michael count on the roster even.

Stutes, 25, only allowed one earned run through his first five appearances this season but he was rocked for three earned runs in just an inning of relief Friday night in San Diego. Now it seems a sore shoulder could have played a role in that poor performance.

The move to the DL was retroactive to Saturday, according to the Phillies.

With Stutes shut down, the Phils called up Michael Schwimer from Lehigh Valley. The 6-foot-8 righty was an impressive 1-0 with an impressive 1.04 ERA and 3:1 strikeout to walk ratio while recording two saves in seven appearances for the IronPigs this season.

Schwimer, 26, made 12 appearances for the Phils last season posting a 1-1 record and 5.02 ERA while striking out 16 in 14.1 innings.

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