Phillies’ Aldred Placed on DL
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Phillies left-hander Scott Aldred was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a shoulder injury and Paul Byrd, an NL All-Star last season, was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.
An MRI exam Thursday on Aldred’s left shoulder revealed a lesion, general manager Ed Wade said. The team’s medical staff and Aldred will decide soon what the next step will be, but the team said surgery is a possibility.
Aldred, who last pitched Monday in San Francisco, was placed on the disabled list retroactive to Tuesday.
To fill Aldred’s spot, the Phillies recalled left-hander ark Holzemer from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Holzemer was 3-2 in 16 appearances for Scranton, with a 3.29 ERA and one save.
Byrd was 1-5 with a 7.86 ERA in nine starts this season. He went 15-11 with a 4.60 ERA in 1999, and made his first All-Star game as a pro.
Right-hander Cliff Politte was recalled from Scranton, where he was 5-3 with a 3.02 ERA in 10 starts.
Byrd went 11-5 with a 3.94 ERA before last year’s break, but has struggled since, going 5-11.