Friday, April 30, 2010

Another Phillies injury? Madson to the DL

It's a good thing Brad Lidge is back. According to the Phillies beat writers on Twitter, Ryan Madson has been placed on the 15 day disabled list with a broken toe. Madson suffered the injury after Wednesday's game against the Giants, a game in which he blew a save. Notice that he hurt himself AFTER his blown save, a revelation that has led many to speculate that he broke his toe kicking something in frustration. (Update: this has now been confirmed, he broke his foot kicking a chair)

Whatever the cause of the injury, the Phillies bullpen remains unsettled without Madson. Just when you figured everything was going to fall in place with the return of Lidge, the Phils go and lose their setup man. Look for the new 8th inning guy to be Jose Contreras instead of the inconsistent Danys Baez.

Antonio Bastardo was called back up to replace Madson on the roster. Hopefully he never left Philly after being demoted to make room for Lidge!

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