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Phillies place Vince Velasquez on disabled list with finger injury

August 11th, 2017 at 9:37 PM
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Vince Velasquez was placed on the disabled list on Friday after visiting a hand specialist in the afternoon to determine the cause of a mysterious bruise on his right middle finger.

Velasquez left his start on Thursday after just one inning with numbness in his finger. The Phillies placed him on the disabled list with a “right middle finger injury.” Velasquez said after his doctor’s visit that his finger was still bruised, but the the pain has alleviated and the swelling gone down.

“I’m clueless to what they decide on doing and what causes it and why it’s happening,” Velasquez said before being placed on the disabled list. “They’re going to answer all the questions later on.”

Velasquez said his doctor’s visit included an ultrasound. The doctor, Velasquez said, believes the injury is just bruising but is also unsure of what caused it. The pitcher said it bothered him on every pitch.

“The doctor isn’t really that worried,” Velasquez said.

Velasquez will likely be replaced in the rotation by Mark Leiter, who struck out seven batters on Thursday in five innings of relief after Velasquez exited. Leiter has struck out 16 batters and allowed one run with no walks over his last …

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Tags: Aaron Nola, Andrew Knapp, Mark Leiter, Matt Breen, Pete Mackanin, Steven Matz, Vince Velasquez

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