Lidge activated from disabled list

Updated: June 25, 2009, 1:30 PM ET
Associated Press


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list.

The team announced the move Thursday. The right-hander had been out with a sprained right knee since June 7, after starting the season 0-3 with a 7.27 ERA and 13 saves in 19 chances.

Lidge was 48 for 48 in save chances last year, including the postseason.

The Phillies also optioned left-hander Sergio Escalona to Triple-A Leigh Valley.

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