The Philadelphia Phillies have placed closer Jose Contreras on the 15-day disabled list due to a right flexor pronator strain. Contreras has pitched in 8 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 0-0 with 5 saves, a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. He has only given up 4 hits while whiffing 9 batters in his first 8 innings of the year. Righty Ryan Madson will replace Contreras as the closer until he’s ready to return to action. Madson has pitched in 9 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 2-0 with 2 saves, a 1.00 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP. I think Madson will do a solid job this time around as the Phillies’ closer. The Phillies have recalled 24-year old righty reliever Michael Stutes to replace Contreras in the bullpen. Stutes has pitched in 7 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball so far this year and he is 2-1 with 1 save, a 1.80 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. This is Stutes’ first trip to the majors.