|Phils put closer Gordon on DL|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 04 May 2007 07:05|
Gordon flew back to Philadelphia earlier this week to be examined after experiencing tightness in his right shoulder. He was placed on the disabled list effective May 2 and will be eligible to pitch again on May 17.
Opening day starter Brett Myers, who was moved from the rotation to help prop up a struggling bullpen, has served as the closer in Gordon's absence. Myers picked up his first career save in a 9-7 win over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.
Gordon, 39, has five saves in eight opportunities this season, going 1-1 with a 4.82 ERA in nine games.
The Phillies called up right-hander Yoel Hernandez from Triple-A Ottawa to fill Gordon's roster spot.