Contreras to DL; Juan Perez Called Up

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The Philadelphia Phillies placed relief pitcher Jose Contreras on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain, which was retroactive to June 20, said Benny Looper, Phillies Assistant General Manager, Player Personnel. 

Contreras, 39, is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA in 17 games this season. He has converted all five of his save opportunities. Contreras spent a month on the disabled list earlier this season with an elbow strain. He has struggled to regain velocity on his fastball since coming back and has allowed six runs in his last 2 2/3 innings. 

Philadelphia selected the contract of lefty Juan Perez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Juan Perez has gone 0-3 with four saves and a 3.52 ERA in 28 appearances with Lehigh Valley this season.  The 32-year-old has struck out 41 batters in 30.2 innings (12.17 SO/9.0 IP) and held left-handers to a .184 average (7-38).  He is 0-1 with a 5.17 ERA in 24 career major league appearances, all with the Pittsburgh Pirates over the 2006-07 seasons. Perez will wear #53.