Phils' relievers Romero, Durbin on DL

Updated: July 23, 2009, 5:03 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies relievers J.C. Romero and Chad Durbin were placed on the disabled list Thursday, a big blow to the Philadelphia bullpen.

Romero has a strained left forearm and Durbin strained a muscle in his back. Tyler Walker and Andrew Carpenter were recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to fill their roster spots.

The left-handed Romero has a 2.87 ERA in 20 appearances since rejoining the Phillies after serving a 50-game suspension. Durbin, a right-hander, is 1-2 with a 4.62 ERA in 42 games.

Walker was 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA in nine games in an earlier stint with the Phillies. Carpenter made a spot start this season, earning a win.


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