Phillies place Adam Morgan on injured list; add RHP David Phelps to roster

Adam Morgan #42 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Adam Morgan #42 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Before Tuesday’s game against the Nationals, the Phillies made a series of roster moves that included one reliever headed to the injured list.

The Phillies announced on Tuesday that they’ve placed left-hander Adam Morgan on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder fatigue.

While it’s currently unclear how Morgan obtained such injury with the team failing to release such information, the move is retroactive to August 31.

Morgan last pitched in a game on August 30th against the Atlanta Braves where he pitched o.1 of an inning throwing just eight pitches.

In a corresponding move, the team added right-hander David Phelps to the 28-man roster and he will be available for Tuesday’s game against the Nationals. The Phillies acquired Phelps via a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers.

This season, Phelps has been looking good and looks like he could be the help the Phillies bullpen needs with his 2.77 ERA over thirteen innings for Milwaukee this year. In exchange, the Phillies sent minor-league pitchers to the Brewers in last-minute trade deadline deal.

The 33-year-old reliever missed the entire 2018 season due to a Tommy John Surgery and since then he has looked healthy. Phelps has posted a career 3.83 earned run average over eight seasons in the big leagues.

Morgan is not expected to miss more time than the designated 10-days on the injured list and is expected to return to the team following the brief injured list stint. It’ll be certainly interesting to see what the Phillies will do to clear room for Morgan when he returns to the team.