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Mathieson returns to big leagues

Scott Mathieson is back in the big leagues.

Mathieson returns to big leagues

Scott Mathieson (right) is back in the big leagues after Antonio Bastardo went on the DL. (Ron Cortes / Staff file photo)
Scott Mathieson (right) is back in the big leagues after Antonio Bastardo went on the DL. (Ron Cortes / Staff file photo)

Scott Mathieson is back in the big leagues.

Mathieson was recalled today from Triple A Lehigh Valley after the Phillies placed lefthander Antonio Bastardo on the disabled list with left elbow ulnar neuritis.

In the last 4 years, Mathieson has had three elbow operations, including two Tommy John surgeries. He last pitched in the big leagues in 2006, when he started eight games for the Phillies as a 22-year-old.

Mathieson, 26, was 2-2 with 12 saves and a 2.43 ERA in 25 appearances for Lehigh Valley. Named the Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May, Mathieson posted a 0.73 ERA over his first 19 appearances of the season and overall held opponents to a .194 batting average.

Bastardo, 24, made his first Opening Day roster this season and is 0-0 with a 5.11 ERA in 16 appearances for the Phillies in 2010.

 

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