The Phillies have placed left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo on the disabled list with left elbow ulnar neuritis and recalled right-handed flame-thrower Scott Mathieson from Triple-A.
Bastardo, who has split the season between the Phillies and Lehigh Valley, had a 5.11 ERA in 16 appearances, last appearing Tuesday against the Yankees. Mathieson, who is having a strong season as Lehigh Valley's closer and was named the Phillies' minor league pitcher of the month for May, was 2-2 with 12 saves, a 2.43 ERA, 32/12 K/BB ratio in 29 2-3 innings, holding opponents to a .194 average. This is Mathieson's first action with the Phils since late 2006 when his career was derailed by Tommy John surgery and related setbacks. Still a starter then, he was 1-4 with a 7.47 ERA in 9 games (8 starts). Mathieson was already on the 40-man roster, so an addition roster move isn't necessary.