A little over a week ago, Francisco Rosario was talked about as a possibility for the starting rotation. Now, the right hander, along with Mike Zagurski and Scott Mathieson, are on the disabled list.
Rosario has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder strain. Zagurski (hamstring) and Mathieson (Tommy John surgery) continue their rehabilitation.
How does this impact the bullpen? A likely setup could include Brad Lidge, Tom Gordon, Ryan Madson, J.C. Romero, Chad Durbin, Clay Condrey and either Vic Darensbourg or Travis Blackley securing the final spot if they elect to carry 12 pitchers. Blackley is a Rule 5 player and needs to make the club or be offered back to the Giants. The Australian southpaw has struggled lately, while Darensbourg, a minor league journeyman and non-roster invitee, has pitched effectively.
Game chat: Cole Hamels and the Phils take on the Blue Jays in Dunedin today at 1:05 p.m.