08/02/08 1:15 AM ET
Seanez to DL with injured right shoulder
Phillies right-hander hurt himself while trying to make a tag
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com
Seanez, 39, struggled in July, posting a 7.71 ERA in eight appearances. He had also been bothered by a sore back.After making the play on Milledge, Seanez walked Ryan Langerhans, prompting Phillies manager Charlie Manuel to go to the mound. He noticed Seanez was breathing heavy. "It might have had something to do with being on the ground," Manuel said. "He had the wind knocked out of him. Rudy's one of those stubborn guys. He won't tell you when he's hurt." Seanez was replaced on the roster by Les Walrond, a 31-year-old left-hander, who had gone 5-7 with a 2.61 ERA for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. On July 6, he struck out 17 in a five-hit shutout of Louisville.
Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.