As expected, Vince Velasquez is headed to the 15-day disabled list with an injury described as a right biceps strain. The immediate diagnosis is encouraging:
Pete said Velasquez' MRI was pretty clean. Said shut down is precautionary. Phils will bring up starter for Tuesday game.
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) June 10, 2016
Given Velasquez’s significant history of health concerns, an overabundance of caution was to be expected. Hopefully the reports are accurate and the injury is a minor one which can be treated with rest. However, there has not yet been a timetable given for his return to the major league mound.