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By Matt Rappa, Sports Talk Philly editor

Outside of veterans RHP Tommy Hunter and OF Roman Quinn, sidelined since spring training, the Philadelphia Phillies' first mid-season placement of a player on the newly renamed "injured list" has occurred.

Monday afternoon, the club placed RHP David Robertson on the 10-day injured list with right elbow soreness, and recalled RHP Drew Anderson from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. Robertson said he has felt "some on-again, off-again discomfort in his forearm for a while and doesn't feel like he's helping the Phillies right now," Philly.com's Scott Lauber notes.

Robertson, who turned 34 on Tuesday, threw two scoreless innings in the Phillies' 3-1 14th-inning victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. He allowed no hits, walked one and struck out two of his seven batters faced on 29 pitches and 18 strikes. The right-hander began the season with a 18.00 ERA over his first three appearances, but has since tossed four consecutive scoreless outings, totaling 4 2/3 innings and 18 batters faced.

Anderson, 25, had posted a 9.00 ERA in one start thus far with the IronPigs. In four innings, he allowed four runs, eight hits, and two walks, while punching out just two of his 21 batters faced last Monday at Coca-Cola Park. Since debuting in the majors in August 2017, Anderson has a career 7.80 ERA and 1.733 WHIP spanning six relief appearances, one start, 15 innings and 73 batters faced. He has punched out 13 batters and walked just three, while having yet to surrender a home run.

Robertson will undergo an MRI on Tuesday; the right-hander is not "overly worried about it yet," according to Lauber.


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