Monday, March 24, 2008

Brad Lidge Placed on DL

The Phillies were hopeful that Brad Lidge would start the season healthy enough to contribute right away, but it's not going to happen. Lidge was placed on the 15 day disabled list, retroactive to March 21st, meaning the first day he could be activated would be for the sixth game of the season, April 6th against the Reds. Lidge is still dealing with knee issues, and he hasn't regained his form and velocity quite yet.

This move isn't that suprising, despite Lidge's insistence that he would be ready for Opening Day. With Lidge out, Tom Gordon will start the season as the Phillies closer. While it's nice to have Flash to fall back on, let's hope Lidge can make a return sooner rather than later. It's a long season and Lidge will only miss a few games, but this team needs to start quick this season, and a few blown saves by Gordon would really set them back.

By the way, this makes four Phillies pitchers on the disabled list.

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