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Monday, August 4, 2014

Yankees Injury Update: David Phelps placed on DL

By on 8/04/2014 09:00:00 PM

The New York Yankees have another starting pitcher on the disabled list. The Yankees have announced that they have placed David Phelps on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. They have recalled Matt Daley from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre to replace Phelps on the roster.

Phelps left Sunday night's game with the Boston Red Sox after two innings. The inflammation may have led to his struggle; he allowed five runs.'s Bryan Hoch said that Phelps has had discomfort since July 18 when he pitched to the Cincinnati Reds. Jake Kring-Schreifels reported early Tuesday evening that the Yankees decided to disabled the right-hander.

Phelps had two MRI's performed on his arm and elbow, and the results showed no structural damage other than the inflammation and tendinitis. Kring-Schreifels said that the Yankees will shut him down completely for two weeks. However, YES Network's Meredith Marakovits said that Phelps could actually miss most of August. She made this announcement during the second inning of the Yankees' Monday television broadcast with the Detroit Tigers.

Kring-Schreifels quoted Phelps discussing his injury. Said Phelps,
"It's devastating. Like I said last night, this is one of the best stretches I've had in my career. Hopefully rest it, have it calm down, and come back and help this team get to the playoffs."
Phelps is the fifth starting pitcher the Yankees have put on the disabled list. They are hoping to get Masahiro Tanaka back in late August. Tanaka made 25 light tosses Monday, his first time throwing at all since landing on the disabled list on July 9.

Phelps is 5-5 with a 4.24 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 26 games, 17 starts. He won four of his last five decisions with a 3.97 ERA in his last ten games. Either Esmil Rogers or Chase Whitley could fill in for Phelps in the rotation.

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