MLB Injury Report: Lidge Lost, Rangers Hurting
The Phillies lost Closer Brad Lidge to the 15-day DL because of a sprained knee. After a perfect 2008 season, this year has been anything but for Lidge. He is 0-3 with 13 Saves, 6 Blown Saves, a staggering 7.27 ERA and robust 1.81 WHIP. Ryan Madson, who is 2-1 with 2 Saves, 13 Holds, a sparkling 2.22 ERA and solid 1.06 WHIP will likely handle Closer duties until Lidge can return.
In other injury news, Texas lost Josh Hamilton for four-to-six weeks because of an abdomen injury and Brandon McCarthy because of a stress fracture in his shoulder.