The Phillies announced Friday that they have placed RHP Ben Lively on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain.
The move comes just hours after Lively got absolutely lit up by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon. Lively didn’t look so lively at all against Arizona allowing seven earned runs in just 2 1/3 innings of work.
Hopefully Lively’s back strain is to blame for the horrendous outing.
The Phillies recalled RHP Jake Thompson from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take Lively’s spot on the active roster. The Phillies right hander has appeared in two games for the big club this season. The results were not pretty in the brief time he was in the majors. In 5 innings of work he posted a 7.20 ERA with a .318 opponents batting average.
Thompson, 24, has a career 4.97 ERA in 23 major league appearances (4 starts) all with the Phillies.
Right-hander Seranthony Dominguez was promoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley today. Dominguez, rated the number 12 prospect by mlb.com, posted a solid 2.08 ERA with 18 strikeouts and 2 walks in 13 innings of work for Double-A Reading as a reliever this season.
This is a huge step for the 23 year old considering it’s only the end of April and Dominguez has already reached the Triple-A level. If all goes well in Lehigh Valley, he should be able to help the major league roster sooner than later.
Phillies host the Atlanta Braves for the first time at home tonight. Aaron Nola will take the hill against Julio Teheran.
Written By: Séamus Doyle
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