Phillies lose Werth to DL on eve of series with Mets
The move was one of four by the Phillies, who begin a pivotal four-game series with the NL East-leading New York Mets on Friday.
Philadelphia recalled catcher Chris Coste from Double-A Reading and right-hander J.D. Durbin from Triple-A Scranton. Durbin will start the first game of a day-night doubleheader Friday against the Mets. The Phillies optioned right-hander Yoel Hernandez to Scranton.
Coste played in 65 games for the Phillies last year, batting .328.
To make room for Durbin on the 40-man roster, the Phillies moved right-hander Scott Mathieson to the 60-day DL. Mathieson underwent ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow in Sept. 2006.
Werth said he injured the wrist playing catch during the Phillies series in Cleveland from June 18-20. He said the injury had nothing to do with his previous wrist ailment that sidelined for most of the past two seasons.
Werth was hitting .235 with three homers and 10 RBIs in 85 at-bats.
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