Just when you thought Brad Lidge was starting to get his groove back, he ends up back in the trainer’s room.
Lidge, who has been unavailable since Sunday due to soreness in his elbow — the same one surgically repaired last year – is back in Philly for an MRI. That can’t be good.
At 33 years old, injury news surrounding Lidge can not be comforting for GM Ruben Amaro and the Phillies. With Ryan Madson already out due to stupidity that results in kicking a metal chair and breaking your toe, the Phillies are at the point of overextending their bullpen. Moving guys like Jose Contreras to the ninth inning depletes the long relievers and set up guys that much more.
Clearly, a move must be made by Amaro.