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: Car Crash In North Philadelphia Leaves Man Dead, Police Say
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: Camden County Commissioners To Commemorate 80th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Tuesday
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: Philadelphia Eagles Safety Rodney McLeod Hosts Sneaker Ball Toy Drive
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