Monday, March 24, 2008

Lidge goes to DL

By John McMullen

Philadelphia, PA (The Phanatic Magazine) - The Phillies placed closer Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list Monday. The move is retroactive to March 21.

Lidge is still recovering from right knee surgery performed on February 25 and is eligible to be activated on April 5.

The 31-year-old fireballer has not appeared in any major league spring training games, but made two appearances in minor league intrasquad contests, hurling a scoreless inning in each appearance.

In other roster news, left-handed reliever Matt Smith was re-assigned to minor league camp. Smith is still rehabbing from reconstructive surgery on his left elbow performed in July of 2007.

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