Yankees Prospect Phelps Sent to DL with Shoulder Injury

Yankees right handed pitching prospect David Phelps got rocked on Tursday night and on Wednesday he was placed on the DL with a sore shoulder, according to Donnie Collins of the Scranton Times-Tribune.

Phelps told reporters he just felt some tightness and didn’t think the injury was serious, but he is expected to go in for an MRI.

This is a big deal for the Yankees if Brian Gordon is going to keep pitching the way he did last night because Phelps was the next starter in line for a big league promotion. Phelps, 24, has thrown 85.1 innings at the Triple-A level this season to a 3.38 ERA.

If Gordon has another bad start he could have called up in his place. Now with Phelps on the DL, Gordon probably buys himself enough time until either Phil Hughes or Bartolo Colon come off the DL.

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4 Responses to Yankees Prospect Phelps Sent to DL with Shoulder Injury

  1. Mike Sommer says:

    With off days ahead, Gordon may only be needed to start twice before the All-Star break (7/2 at Mets, 7/7 vs. Rays at Stadium?) The next time that spot would be needed would be 7/18 at Tampa. By that time, hopefully Hughes or Colon is ready.