Jesse Biddle's rocky Phillies career has taken another U-Turn. The 2010 first-round selection has been placed on the disabled list with a strain in his left shoulder that will likely end his 2015 season.
Jesse Biddle has been placed on the DL (shoulder strain) with triple-A Lehigh Valley.
— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) August 29, 2015
Biddle has struggled mightily with Lehigh Valley, going 2-4, with a 6.25 ERA in nine games, all starts. In his last outing on Thursday the 27th, the southpaw gave up five runs on 10 hits in just 4 2/3 innings of work. Combined between Double-A and Triple-A this season, Biddle is 9-6 with an ERA of 4.95.
Once considered a future ace, Biddle will need to turn things around fairly quickly, once healthy, as he has been surpassed on the depth chart by prospects Zach Eflin, Aaron Nola and Nick Pivetta. With Adam Morgan pitching well and recently acquired Jake Thompson, Jerad Eickoff, and Alec Asher on the rise, Biddle's performance when he returns may decide his future with the Phillies organization.