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Romero, Durbin to disabled list

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Romero, Durbin to disabled list

Chad Durbin (above) and J.C. Romero were put on the 15-day disabled list today. (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)
Chad Durbin (above) and J.C. Romero were put on the 15-day disabled list today. (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)

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It’s not that Rich Dubee doesn’t understand why Chad Durbin wanted to keep pitching, it’s just that Dubee wishes Durbin trusted him more.

When asked by Dubee how long his lat had been bothering him, Durbin admitted it had been weeks, not days.

Durbin and J.C. Romero (strained left forearm) were put on the 15-day disabled list before tonight's game against San Diego.

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“He tells me a, ‘month’ today,” said Dubee, clearly perturbed. “If he’s been masking it for a month, he shouldn’t. I don’t like not being told the truth … It’s hard to deal with a guy looking you in the face and saying, ‘Yeah, I’m all right.’ ”

“My wife [Crystal] yelled at me, too, like I was hiding it on purpose,” Durbin said. “Maybe it was a little stubbornness by me to think that I could do it on my own, get it stretched.”

Dubee said he expected both pitchers to return to duty when they DL stints are scheduled to end.

Dubee said Romero could even be ready to pitch within a week, “but we can’t pitch short [having less than a full complement of relievers]. We need bodies down there.”

Righthander Tyler Walker had his contract selected from Triple A Lehigh Valley and righthander Andrew Carpenter was recalled from Lehigh Valley.

 

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The Phillies have placed relievers Chad Durbin and J.C. Romero on the 15-day disabled list.

Durbin has a right latissimus strain (muscle along the side of the back) and Romero has a strained left forearm.

Righthander Tyler Walker had his contract selected from Triple A Lehigh Valley and righthander Andrew Carpenter was recalled from Lehigh Valley.

Durbin has been inconsistent this season and told the Daily News yesterday that he has been watching a lot of film to determine his issue. What he gleaned: He’s coming across his body, not driving through the plate. His head is dipping “4, 5 inches,” when it’s supposed to stay steady.

It’s worse, he said, “out of the stretch. Particularly with any kind of adrenaline going.”

Durbin, a righthander, cannot control his sinker against righthanders. He now has walked 17 righthanders in 48 1/3  innings. He walked 17 righthanders in all 87 1/3 innings he pitched last season.

“It’s just something that’s going to take some work,” he said.

 

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