3:50 pm: Bradley’s IL placement is now official, with the staff asserting it’s a left indirect pressure. The Phillies recalled southpaw JoJo Romero in a corresponding transfer.
1:51 pm: The Phillies can be putting right-hander Archie Bradley on the 10-day injured checklist because of an indirect harm, The Athletic’s Matt Gelb studies (Twitter links). Bradley simply pitched yesterday, permitting two hits and recording one out in opposition to the three batters he confronted, and he was charged with the loss as Philadelphia dropped a 5-4 consequence to Atlanta.
IL visits are uncommon for Bradley, who hasn’t formally missed any time for the reason that 2015 season. The severity of the indirect drawback isn’t but identified, as extra extreme strains can result in months-long absences. Even a 10-day stint for Bradley would characterize a blow to the Phillies’ bullpen, which has posted some stable outcomes this yr following a completely disastrous efficiency in 2020.
Bradley was one among a number of new faces added to the rebuilt bullpen over the offseason, as he signed a one-year, $6MM cope with Philadelphia after being non-tendered by the Reds earlier within the winter. The Reds’ determination was seemingly extra primarily based round saving cash on Bradley’ arbitration wage (projected to fall between $4.3MM and $5.7MM) than on Bradley’s efficiency, as he posted a 2.95 ERA/3.44 SIERA over 18 1/3 mixed innings with the Diamondbacks and Reds in 2020. Bradley has labored as a more in-depth up to now, however appeared slated for set-up responsibility or normal high-leverage utilization so far with the Phillies.