Lidge Goes To DL

Todd Zolecki reports Brad Lidge has been placed on the DL, retroactive to March 21. He could return as early as April 5.

Despite what Lidge says, he’s not quite ready to start Opening Day. That could be true. What could also be true is the Phils don’t know who to cut and who to keep on the Opening Day roster between Travis Blackley, Clay Condrey and Vic Darensbourg. Putting Lidge on the DL keeps a 25-man roster spot open for the first week of the season. Possibly, Condrey and Blackley get another week to prove themselves worthy of hanging on.

Tom Gordon will take over as closer to start 2008, which isn’t the novel idea, but judging by his strong performance in Dunedin yesterday, it’s not a completely lost cause. He just needs to keep the ball down.

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  1. The Man

    March 24, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    I’m not sure why your not getting the Email. I copied the exact address that you gave to me in the comment section. Any other way of contacting you?

  2. Tim Malcolm

    March 24, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    I’ll just e-mail you, if that’s okay. What is your address?

  3. The Man

    March 24, 2008 at 7:39 pm

  4. Gavin

    March 24, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    I love how Lidge just said today that he would not start the year on the DL.

  5. ped

    March 25, 2008 at 9:19 am

    I think flash will be ok as a closer for now. If he gets opportunities that’s a good sign that we’re in position to win games. Does this Lidge on the Dl thing affect Benson? I’m not sure what the difference between the 25 and 40 man roster is other than the number. I think after yesterday, J.D. durbin’s chances of hanging around are slim.

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