The Phillies have placed 25-year old righty reliever Michael Stutes on the 15-day disabled list due to right shoulder inflammation. Stutes has pitched in 6 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 6.35 ERA and a 1.94 WHIP. The Phillies have called up 26-year old righty reliever Michael Schwimer to replace Stutes in the bullpen. Schwimer has pitched in 7 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball so far this year and he is 1-0 with 2 saves, a 1.04 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. He got his first taste of the majors last year with the Phillies when he appeared in 12 games (0 starts) in which he was 1-1 with a 5.02 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP. The Phillies hope that Schwimer is better for them this time around.
UPDATE: (6/23/2012) – Michael Stutes is likely down for the year after he had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder last Tuesday.