A couple of roster items to clear up before the Phillies take on the Dodgers on Friday night at the Bank ...
As expected, lefty John Lannan was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendinosis. It's Lannan's second trip to the DL this season and the second of his career. Lannan missed two months from April to June earlier this year for a quad injury in which general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said had symptoms similar to the knee injury.
Lannan was 3-6 with a 5.33 ERA in 14 starts this season. To take his place on the 25-man roster, the Phillies recalled right-handed reliever, B.J. Rosenberg. The 26-year old righty has a 4.52 ERA at Triple-A this season and a 6.75 ERA in 25 major-league appearances.
Pettibone makes first rehab appearance
Meanwhile, rookie right-hander Jonathan Pettibone was solid in a five-inning rehad outing for Double-A Reading on Thursday night. In five innings, Pettibone allowed three earned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out four.
Pettibone landed on the disabled list on Aug. 2 with a right shoulder strain. He was 5-4 with a 4.04 ERA in 18 starts this season with the Phillies.