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Phillies Pitcher Padilla on DL

May 29, 2004

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Phillies right-hander Vicente Padilla was placed on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his elbow.

Padilla (4-5) allowed four runs and five hits in five innings in Saturday’s 9-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Geoff Geary was called up from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre to takes Padilla’s spot on the roster. Phillies general manager Ed Wade said he wasn’t sure who would take Padilla’s spot in the rotation on Thursday night.

Padilla’s injury is the latest setback for the Phillies, who are without closer Billy Wagner (groin) and second baseman Placido Polanco (quadriceps).

Padilla had won his previous four starts, going at least six innings in each outing.

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