Phillies place Contreras on DL
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Phillies placed pitcher Jose Contreras on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a right elbow strain and recalled pitcher Michael Schwimer from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Contreras left Friday's 6-4 victory over Miami in the seventh inning when he felt discomfort in his right elbow after throwing just four pitches.
The 40-year-old right-hander, who began the season on the DL following right elbow surgery in September, is 1-0 with a 5.27 earned run average in 17 relief appearances this year.
Schwimer will be making his second stint with the big club and holds an 0-1 record with an 8.53 ERA in five games with the Phillies.