Phillies place Madson on disabled list

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The Phillies placed closer Ryan Madson on the disabled list Tuesday. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Phillies right-hander Ryan Madson was placed on the 15-day disabled list today with a right hand contusion, retroactive to June 19, Senior Vice President and General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced. To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, right-hander Andrew Carpenter had his contract selected from triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Madson, 30, is 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA in 31 games for the Phillies this season. He has converted 15 of his 16 save opportunities while striking out 34 batters over 31.0 innings (9.87 SO/9.0 IP). Madson is holding opposing hitters to a .230 average (26-113), including a .167 average with runners in scoring position (4-24), while 26 of his 31 appearances have been scoreless (84%).

Carpenter has gone 5-0 with a 1.58 ERA in 24 games for Lehigh valley this season and has not allowed a run over his last eight appearances (13.1 innings). The 26-year-old has surrendered just 34 hits and nine walks over 45.2 innings this season (0.94 WHIP), while striking out 51 (10.05 SO/9.0 IP). In five career appearances with the Phillies, including one start, Carpenter is 1-1 with a 9.31 ERA in 9.2 innings.

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