Chad Durbin to Visit 15-Day DL

Posted by Corey Seidman, Thu, June 24, 2010 09:02 AM | Comments: 13

This season’s list of wounded Phillies is longer than J.A. Happ’s hair in this picture.

Chad Durbin is headed to the disabled list after straining his right hamstring in Wednesday night’s thrilling victory over the Indians, but the injury does not appear to be as serious as Charlie Manuel speculated.

In Manuel’s postgame press conference, he deemed the injury “pretty serious,” noting that Durbin “blew out his hammy.”

But upon meeting with a team doctor, Durbin was diagnosed with a Grade 1 hamstring strain, an injury that carries a recovery time of 10-to-14 days, but could take as long as three weeks to heal.

This is troubling news for the Phillies. Durbin has been one of the team’s most effective relievers, compiling a 3.31 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 35 1/3 innings. The righty’s effectiveness has returned largely due to a drastic decrease in walks (down to 2.8-per-nine from 6.1-per-nine last season.)

The Phils will miss Durbin’s versatility – he has entered games late, in middle relief, and in a mop-up role, and 19 of his 29 appearances have been scoreless. With Ryan Madson and Antonio Bastardo still on the DL, the bullpen is short three relievers.

(Madson will begin rehabbing his broken toe on Sunday with Single-A Clearwater.)

Look for Scott Mathieson or Nelson Figueroa to be recalled. A team in the midst of a treacherous stretch of 20 games in 20 days, the Phillies need as much bullpen help as possible.

UPDATE, 11:22 a.m.: Nelson Figueroa will take Durbin’s spot in the bullpen.

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  • Posts: 0 teejvee

    This one hurts. When he is not overused, Durbin is generally very effective.

    We all know how bullpens work- if one link in the chain is disrupted , every other link gets weaker because they are forced out of their roles.

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  • Posts: 0 NickFromGermantown

    The long list of injuries begs the question of whether we were just really lucky over the past two years or if age is taking its toll on this team. With modern training and medicine, it’s hard to say one way or the other, but it’s something to consider. This is especially true given how our team continues to age and the farm system has been emptied.

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    Did Mathieson get sent back down just because he wasn’t going to get enough innings at this level?

  • Posts: 0 Bacardipr05

    Seems like they get one person back another goes down. Madson little tantrum is really coming into play now. Is their something wrong with the training an stretching regimen of this team. To many of these type of injuries lately. Hopefully Happ be ready soon we need him.

  • Posts: 0 Adam

    I have a feeling that mathieson is going to take this situation a run with it. His first appearance was just early jitters. Watch this be his case to stay for a while as a solid backend.

  • Posts: 0 Adam

    Also don’t forget about happ in the BP and then perhaps kendrick to follow. Or Pedro. sport starter in the bp. Masson back soon…

  • Posts: 0 Adam

    Also don’t forget about happ in the BP and then perhaps kendrick to follow. Or Pedro. spot starters in the bp. Madson back soon…

  • Posts: 0 psujoe

    Mathiason went back down to make room for Ruiz’ replacement. They had a way of keeping him so he was the choice.

  • Posts: 0 Phan in the outfield

    O. M. G. Figueroa. No.

  • Posts: 0 phillyboy

    they just wont give the kid a chance

  • Posts: 0 Bruce

    I don’t know if it was Mathieson’s call or the catcher, but all he showed was a fastball that went right down the middle of the plate. And as Chris Wheeler reminded that night, you can’t do that with Major League hitters and survive. He will probably have another chance later in the season and hopefully he has something to offer besides a fastball.

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