Cloyd to be called up to start Tuesday

Back strain likely to land Adams on disabled list

Cloyd to be called up to start Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies announced Sunday that they will call up right-hander Tyler Cloyd from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start Tuesday against the Marlins.

Thanks to two off-days in a span of four days, the club had the luxury of needing just four starters on its roster this week.

With Roy Halladay on the disabled list because of shoulder surgery, Cloyd made a spot start for the Phillies on May 10 against the D-backs. The 26-year-old took a no-decision after allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings. Cloyd also pitched for the Phillies last season, and in seven Major League starts, he is 2-2 with a 4.58 ERA.

The Phillies also said a corresponding roster move will be made by Tuesday to make room for Cloyd on the Major League roster. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said before Sunday's game there is a "likelihood" setup man Mike Adams, who has been badgered by a mild back strain, will land on the disabled list, although nothing has been finalized.

After throwing Sunday and feeling "really good," Adams said that he still was not sure about the possibility of landing on the DL, but added he was traveling with the team to Miami.

He also noted that his shoulder bothered him when he played catch, but said that was due to not throwing in a while.

Adams hurt his back last Sunday in Arizona, has not pitched since May 10 and had an injection in his back earlier this week. If Adams is put on the DL, the move would be retroactive to May 11.

Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.