The Philadelphia Phillies have placed 22-year old righty starting pitcher Zach Eflin on the 15-day disabled list due to patellar tendinopathy in both knees. He has really had a rough time in August, so it’s possible that he has been pitching hurt for a while. In his 2 starts in August, Eflin was 0-1 with a 14.63 ERA and a 2.25 WHIP. He came into this season as the Phillies’ #13 prospect according to Baseball America. He has now pitched in 11 games (all starts) for the Phillies so far this year (in his first taste of the show) and he is 2-5 with a 5.54 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. He has given up 67 hits (12 homers) and 17 walks while whiffing 31 batters in his first 63 1/3 innings for the Phillies this year. On a bright note, he already has two complete games with one of them being a shutout!
UPDATE: (8/20/2016) – Zach Eflin has underwent season ending surgery on his knee.