Phillies place John Lannan on DL

Joe Robbins

The Phillies have placed left-handed starting pitcher John Lannan on the disabled list with a knee injury.

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed left-handed starting pitcher John Lannan on the disabled list with a knee injury, according to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly.

Lannan suffered his injury during last night's contest against the Cincinnati Reds. The veteran experienced a "tweak" in his knee when he threw the third pitch of the game, but he didn't immediately exit. He may wish he did, as he proceeded to surrender six runs on eight hits over just 1 1/3 innings.

Prior to last night's debacle, Lannan was solid over his first two appearances for the Phillies. He gave up three runs on five hits over seven innings to the Kansas City Royals in his debut, and held the Miami Marlins to one run on only three hits over six frame last week. He entered last night's game with an ERA of 2.77, but it had ballooned to 6.14 by the time he left the mound.

The Phillies haven't called up a replacement yet, and it's not clear how long of a stint on the DL Lannan will require. Philadelphia signed the 28-year-old to a one-year, $2.5 million contract over the winter.

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