{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Herndon recalled; no damage to Blanton's elbow

Herndon recalled; no damage to Blanton's elbow

|
Herndon recalled; no damage to Blanton's elbow
PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies optioned right-hander Scott Mathieson to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and recalled right-hander David Herndon to take his place Friday.

The Phillies used their bullpen Thursday, when Joe Blanton could not pitch because of a right elbow injury, so the Phils called up Herndon because they needed a fresh arm in the bullpen.

Philadelphia is expected to place Blanton on the disabled list next week and recall right-hander Vance Worley to take his place in the rotation.

Blanton, who underwent an MRI on Friday, said after the 3-2 win over the Rangers that he was told he has no structural damage to the elbow. He said he will rest the elbow for the immediate future but had no timetable for his return.

"I didn't make anything worse structurally," Blanton said.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español