The Phillies announced that they have placed Vince Velásquez on the 10-day disabled list with a distension in the right forearm. In a corresponding movement, the club retired the southpaw. Austin Davis from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. However, the Phillies will select left-handed. Cole Irvin of Triple-A to start at Velasquez's place on Sunday in Kansas City. Irvin will take the last place open in the list of 40 men of the Phillies.
This is the latest in a long line of arm injuries for Velásquez, who has recorded IL time in the past due to biceps distention and flexion, among other problems. On the other hand, it is worth noting a tension in the forearm sent to Rays budding rays Tyler Glasnow to the shelf for four to six weeks on Saturday. Velásquez suggested that this is not as serious as Glasnow's injury, however, Scott Lauber from Philly.com and other reporters who just hope to lose a start.
Velásquez, 26, has not become the first-line starter the Phillies wanted when they acquired the prospect in a 2015 box office success with the Astros, although in general it has been a piece capable of rotation. But Velásquez endured the beginnings in the back before his placement in IL, and most of his production this year has not been as encouraging as the 3.99 and 9.2 K / 9 ERA he has had in six starts and 29 1 / 3 pictures. Along with those numbers, Velásquez has scored a horrible 5.81 FIP with 4.6 BB / 9 and, compared to 2018, has seen his swinging strike and contact rates go in the wrong direction. He is also giving up more than two home runs for every nine and is benefiting from a .250 batting average in the balls in play and a rate of 90.1 percent.
With Velásquez down, Irvin, 25, will make his major league debut three seasons after the Phillies selected him in the fifth round of the 2016 draft. The former Oregon Duck had been enjoying his second straight season of ERA. sub-3.00 on the Triple-A level before promotion, although the rest of their numbers have regressed since 2018. Although MLB.com clbadifies Irvin as the 16th best player of the Phillies. prospect, praising "his ability to make good use of his four-pitch mix to keep hitters guessing and out of balance," he adds that he only presents an above-average offer (one change).