Cloyd will start in Halladay's place on Friday

Cloyd will start in Halladay's place on Friday

May 7, 2013, 11:30 pm
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Tyler Cloyd is 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA in six starts at Triple A Lehigh Valley this season. (USA Today Images)

SAN FRANCISCO – The Phillies will bring up Tyler Cloyd to start in Roy Halladay’s place Friday night in Phoenix.

Cloyd, who turns 26 a week from Thursday, is 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA in six starts at Triple A Lehigh Valley this season. His last start was a good one. He pitched eight walk-free innings against Indianapolis and struck out 10. He allowed just four hits and a run in that game.

In addition the Cloyd, the Phils also considered lefty Adam Morgan for the assignment. On Monday, GM Ruben Amaro Jr. described Cloyd as having “a hot hand.”

Cloyd, a right-hander, made six starts for the Phillies late last season. He went 2-2 with a 4.91 ERA. He allowed eight homers in 33 innings.

It’s not clear how long Cloyd will be with the Phillies. Amaro has admitted that he is looking around baseball for another starter, possibly one that might have an escape clause in a minor-league contract.