Phillies place Roy Halladay on DL, recall Joe Savery

Phillies place Roy Halladay on DL, recall Joe Savery

May 6, 2013, 3:00 pm
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The Phillies on Monday placed Roy Halladay on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation. Left-handed reliever Joe Savery was called up from Triple A to take his place on the active roster.

Halladay admitted after Sunday’s shellacking that he has felt shoulder soreness since April 25, the day after a very good outing against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It somewhat explains his terrible week, in which he allowed 17 runs and 21 baserunners in six innings and saw his ERA skyrocket from 5.08 to 8.65.

It is Halladay’s second straight season hitting the DL. He was as healthy and reliable as they come from 2006-11, making 31, 32 or 33 starts each year.

This is the second time in 18 days Savery has been recalled to give the Phillies an extra reliever while they wait to name a replacement in the rotation. Halladay’s turn doesn’t come up until Friday. Top candidates to replace him are lefty Adam Morgan and righty Tyler Cloyd (see story). Morgan, who isn’t on the 40-man roster, started Sunday. Friday would be his next scheduled start.

Savery had a 0.68 ERA at Lehigh Valley, with 17 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings. The opposition had a .157 batting average.