SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have placed closer Jose Contreras on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow.
The move is retroactive to Friday.READ MORE: New Jersey Native, Who Lost Daughter In Parkland Shooting, Fighting To Protect School Children Across Nation
Contreras has five saves.
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. says the 39-year-old Contreras will return to Philadelphia on Monday to be seen by a team doctor. Amaro says Contreras has a strained flexor pronator in his right elbow.READ MORE: Gunman Kills 19 Children, 2 Teachers In Texas School Rampage
Ryan Madson will move into the closer’s role.
To take Contreras’ spot on the roster, the Phillies will purchase the contract of Michael Stutes from Lehigh Valley.MORE NEWS: Special Education Teacher Could Lose Job After Reportedly Putting Duct Tape On Student's Face In Chester County
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