By Sam Bush
In a move that Phils manager Gabe Kapler calls precautionary, right-hander Zach Eflin was put on the disabled list yesterday because of a blister on his right middle finger.
“It’s one of those things you have to take care of,” Kapler said. “It’s still there, and we want to be cognizant of the fact that we don’t just need him for one start. We want to knock this out and be in a good position going forward.”
Eflin has been a bright spot in the Phillies rotation this season, with a 7-2 record and a solid 3.15 ERA in 12 starts.
Enyel De Los Santos will start today against the Marlins in Eflin’s place. The 22-year-old has been tearing it up this season in Triple-A Lehigh Valley. De Los Santos is 9-3 with a 1.89 ERA and 87 strikeouts in 16 starts.