The first report came from ESPN's Jayson Stark (I'd give you the link, but you need to be an Insider subscriber kind of guy). I am awaiting confirmation from the club and have left a message. But the news is ominous: Clay Condrey is headed to the disabled list tomorrow, the third Phillies reliever on the DL.
Here is the report:
According to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark, the Phillies are planning to put reliever Clay Condrey on the 15-day disabled list before tomorrow's game. Condrey has a left oblique strain. They will recall left-hander Sergio Escalona from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to replace him. It's Escalona's fourth stint in the big leagues this year.
The Phillies already have two other relievers -- closer Brad Lidge and left-hander Scott Eyre -- on the disabled list. Lidge will throw a second rehab outing Tuesday for Class A Clearwater before they make a decision on him. They could activate him Wednesday, or opt to have him throw for Clearwater again on Thursday.