Found May 07, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
In an expected move, the Philadelphia Phillies placed right-handed starting pitcher Roy Halladay on the 15-day disabled list yesterday. While the team will look in-house to fill his vacant spot in the rotation on Friday, they are exploring options outside the organization for a “long-term answer,” according to Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Amaro said Phillies will go internal for call-up to fill Friday’s starting spot. Also looking outside org for long-term answer. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) May 6, 2013 Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly adds that the Phillies will not call up top pitching prospect Jesse Biddle to fill in for Halladay. Instead, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tyler Cloyd and Adam Morgan are the top candidates to receive the call. Beyond Friday, the Phillies will be seeking a long-term fix to their rotation issue. This would seem to indicate that Philadelphia expects to be without Halladay – who’s struggled mightily this season – for an extended period of time. It makes sense considering his ineffectiveness and the initial diagnosis of shoulder inflammation. It’s still early in the season, and the trade market for starting pitchers isn’t in full swing. Some potential trade candidates – including Matt Garza – are recovering from injury. Gavin Floyd checked himself off the list yesterday with his pending Tommy John surgery, while fellow Chicago White Sox starter Jake Peavy could draw interest over the summer if the team elects to sell. You can almost always count on the Houston Astros to make a trade, and Bud Norris and Lucas Harrell could be targeted. There are also veteran pitchers around the league currently playing on minor league contracts, including Chris Young of the Washington Nationals, Chien-Ming Wang of the New York Yankees or Freddy Garcia of the Baltimore Orioles. At this point, the Phillies have a rotation that includes Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Jonathan Pettibone and Kyle Kendrick. John Lannan could be an option eventually, but he’s currently on the disabled list. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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