Phillies Place Closer Seranthony Dominguez on 15-day IL, Knebel’s Season is Over
The Philadelphia Phillies placed closer Seranthony Domínguez on the 15-day injured list due to right triceps soreness, the team announced Sunday morning.
Reliever Tyler Cyr will join the Phillies from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Dominguez did not appear in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Mets, with David Robertson getting a two-inning save.
Robertson will likely taker over as the teams closer with Dominguez on the shelf.
Dominguez underwent an MRI before going on the IL.
The right-hander has settle into the Phillies closer role, said he felt discomfort prior to Saturday's game against the Mets while having a catch.
He owns a 1.64 ERA , 0.91 WHIP, and 54 strikeouts in 44 innings, saving nine games this year, after missing most of the past two season with arm issues.
Cyr, a 29-year-old right-hander, has a 2.50 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 37 strikeouts in 36 innings at Triple-A Lehigh Valley,
It is his first time reaching the majors since being drafted in 2015.
Another blow to the Phillies' bullpen as Corey Knebel, the teams closer at the start of the season, has been placed on the 60-day IL ending his season.
Knebel was diagnosed with a right lat strain, but also has a tear in his right shoulder. He ends his season with 12 saves and a 3.43 ERA this season in 46 games.