SEATTLE - JUNE 18: Relief pitcher Michael Stutes #40 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 18, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. Stutes was credited with the win as the Phillies defeated the Mariners 5-1. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed right-handed reliever Michael Stutes on the 15-day disabled list -- retroactive to Sunday -- with inflammation in his throwing shoulder, reports Todd Zolecki of MLB.com.
Stutes battled with shoulder soreness at the end of Spring Training but began the season with the team, allowing six runs (four earned) over 5.2 innings and struggling with his control (6.4 BB/9).
The righty last pitched on Saturday against the Padres, giving up three runs on three hits and a walk in an inning of work.
The 25-year-old Stutes had a successful rookie campaign in the Phillies bullpen last season, putting up a 3.63 ERA and striking out 8.4 batters per nine in 62 innings.
The Phillies have recalled right-hander Michael Schwimer, 26, from Triple-A to fill Stutes' roster spot. Schwimer pitched 14 1/3 innings out of the bullpen last year for the Phillies, where he struck out more than a batter per nine (10.0 K/9) but sported a 5.02 ERA.