Today the Phillies…
- Transferred Vincent Velasquez to the 60 day DL
- Placed Zach Eflin on the 10 Day DL retroactive to 8/19
- Purchased the contract of Yacksel Rios
- Recalled Nick Pivetta as the 26th man to start game 2 of the doubleheader
We knew the Nick Pivetta recall was coming and there was a good chance that Eflin going to the DL given the whispers after he left his last start. The Phillies have not yet given a prognosis on Eflin’s recovery. It leaves the Phillies down yet another starting pitcher. With the double header today, the Phillies need another starter anyway, so Mark Leiter Jr will take Eflin’s spot and Thompson will take the hole in the rotation caused by the double header.
To bring up Rios, the Phillies needed a 40 man spot, and so Vince Velasquez’s season comes to an end with this:
Klentak: Phillies remain committed to Vince Velasquez as a starter in 2018. A 6-8 week recovery to repair vascular issue in finger.
— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) August 22, 2017