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August 03, 2016

Phillies place struggling Aaron Nola on 15-day disabled list

After an extremely promising start, Aaron Nola’s first full season in the big leagues has gone off the rails over the last two months. On June 5th, after an 8-1 win over Milwaukee, the 23-year-old right-hander sat at 5-4 with a 2.65 ERA through his first 12 starts.

Over his last eight outings, Nola submitted a 9.82 ERA.

The Phillies decided that Nola wouldn’t make his scheduled start on Wednesday night against the San Francisco Giants, instead recalling righty Phil Klein from Lehigh Valley. Nola is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.

Claimed off waivers by the Phillies in June, the 27-year-old Klein had a 1-1 record and 2.13 ERA in 25.1 innings pitched for Lehigh Valley.

Nola got the win despite not pitching all that well in his last outing six days ago against the Atlanta Braves. The LSU product gave up three runs on eight hits and three walks in only five innings of work.

In other news, closer Jeanmar Gomez was placed on the paternity list. In a corresponding move, right-handed pitcher Michael Mariot was recalled by the Phillies from Triple-A.

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