Rhys Hoskins is back in the Phillies’ starting lineup for Tuesday night’s game in Washington, but an important reliever is out with a sore elbow.
Right-hander Connor Brogdon was placed on the 10-day injured list before the game. Mauricio Llovera, another right-hander, was recalled from Triple A to take Brogdon’s spot.
Brogdon, a 26-year-old rookie, has pitched 41 2/3 innings this season. He was roughed up in his last outing, Thursday against Washington at home, and has not pitched since.
After Monday night’s game, manager Joe Girardi downplayed Brogdon’s issue, saying the pitcher was “just a little tired and sore” in his biceps. Girardi said he expected Brogdon to be back for Tuesday’s game.
It was not immediately clear what changed. Brogdon is on the IL with what the team called right elbow tendinitis.
Brogdon’s assignment to the IL was backdated to Saturday. He could be eligible to return in a week.
Hoskins is back in the lineup after missing four starts with a sore groin.
In other news, Seranthony Dominguez was scheduled to start a minor-league rehab assignment with the Jersey Shore club on Tuesday night. The Phils hope he’ll be able to help in September.
Here is the lineup the Phillies will use Tuesday night against Washington lefty Patrick Corbin:
Jean Segura 2B
Rhys Hoskins 1B
Bryce Harper RF
J.T. Realmuto C
Alec Bohm 3B
Ronald Torreyes SS
Odubel Herrera CF
Luke Williams LF
Zack Wheeler P