The Phillies have placed 33-year old lefty starting pitcher Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 19th due to a left oblique strain. Lee has started 3 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 0-1 with a 1.96 ERA and a 0.70 WHIP. He has only given up 14 hits and 2 walks, while whiffing 18 batters in his first 23 innings this season. Lee will be replaced in the starting rotation by 27-year old righty Kyle Kendrick. Kendrick has pitched in 4 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 1.93 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. He should do a solid job filling in for Cliff Lee. That being said, the Phillies hope that Lee is ready to return to action soon.