The Phillies recalled lefty Joe Savery from the Triple A Lehigh Valley IronPigs Thursday night to replace injured John Lannan, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day (see story).
Lannan left the Phillies’ game on Wednesday night against the Reds after just 1 2/3 innings, and on Thursday he was diagnosed with what general manager Ruben Amaro called a “fairly serious” quad strain. He’s expected to miss six to eight weeks.
Savery, a converted first baseman, is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in five games so far this year at Lehigh Valley. He has 11 strikeouts and no walks.
Amaro said earlier Thursday that whomever the Phillies recalled now would not replace Lannan in the rotation but would be here for at least the next few days. He said the Phillies will make a move for a starter by Monday, when Lannan’s turn in the rotation comes up.
Amaro said four other pitchers at Triple A Lehigh Valley -- Tyler Cloyd, Jon Pettibone, Adam Morgan and Ethan Martin -- are the main candidates to replace Lannan in the rotation.
Savery, 27, has pitched in 23 major-league games, including 19 last year, when he was 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA.