Phillies Place Zack Wheeler on 15-Day Injured List
The Phillies will be getting Bryce Harper back, but will be without ace pitcher Zach Wheeler because of right arm tendinitis the team announced.
They will place Wheeler on the 15-Day injured list, retroactive to Aug. 22.
Wheeler struggled in his last outing against the Mets, tossing 5.1 innings, finishing with six strikeouts and four walks.
He has had a solid season for the Phillies, with a 11-7 record and a 3.07 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 148/ strikeouts in 138 innings.
Without him, the team is expected to turn to Bailey Falter tomorrow night against the Pirates.
The Phillies will now be without Wheeler, Zach Eflin and closer Seranthony Dominguez.
As for Eflin, the right-hander threw on flat ground today, per manager Rob Thomson, but has no set date for throwing off the mound yet.