Yup, according to Todd Zolecki’s blog it looks like the injury bug may have yet again bit another key Phillie.
It looks like Romero strained his right calf in Monday night’s 6-3 loss to the Brewers.
When Zolecki asked Romero how long he would be on the DL he said, “I don’t know how long, but hopefully 15 days or so.”
Romero also went on to add, “I was trying to push off the leg and it kind of gave out on me, I knew something was wrong.”
He will undergo an MRI on the calf on Tuesday, and will know more after that.
If Romero does have to go on the DL, the Phillies could possibly call up right-hander Michael Stutes or left-hander Mike Zagurski.
Although Stutes really made a good impression in Spring Training, I think Zagurski would be the more logical pitcher to call up only because he is a left-hander, and that is what makes Romero so valuable to the Phillies ‘pen.
If the Phillies do opt to call up Michael Stutes, that would leave 25-year-old Antonio Bastardo as the only lefty in the Phillies bullpen.