Monday, April 09, 2007

Phillies activate Lieber from DL

By Angelo Saggiomo
The Phanatic Magazine

The Philadelphia Phillies activated right-hander Jon Lieber from the 15-day disabled list on Monday.

Lieber suffered a strained right oblique muscle last month after losing a spot in the starting rotation during spring training.

However, with Freddy Garcia on the DL, the 13-year veteran could reclaim that spot. Lieber finished 9-11 with a 4.93 earned run average in 27 starts last season.

Following Sunday's 6-4 loss at Florida, the Phillies optioned pitchers Zack Segovia and Joe Bisenius to Triple-A Ottawa. Segovia was the losing pitcher in the game, yielding five runs on eight hits in five innings of work.

Reliever Francisco Rosario, who was acquired from Toronto on Friday, also joined the team.

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