09/30/12 12:55 PM ET
Forearm tightness nixes Cloyd's final start
By Todd Zolecki / MLB.com
The extra innings took their toll.
Cloyd, who threw a career-high 165 1/3 innings between Class A Lakewood and Clearwater in 2009, said he has felt tightness in his right forearm since his Sept. 20 start against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Because the condition has not improved, Cloyd's season is finished and he will not make his next start Tuesday against Washington at Nationals Park.
Because the Phillies need an extra arm, they announced Sunday they had selected the contract of right-hander Tyson Brummett. They placed catcher Brian Schneider on the 60-day disabled list to make room for Brummett on the 40-man roster. The Phillies have not announced who will start Tuesday, but it is unlikely to be Brummett.
"We need more pitching, so we're covering," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "We just wanted to give [manager] Charlie [Manuel] and Dubes [pitching coach Rich Dubee] a little more cushion. Without Cloyd starting a game, it taxes our bullpen quite a bit."
Brummett, who has been throwing bullpen sessions in Utah in preparation for winter ball, went 5-6 with a 3.20 ERA in 44 appearances (eight starts) this season with Reading and Lehigh Valley.
"Not being able to finish the season stinks," Cloyd said.
Cloyd went a combined 15-1 with a 2.26 ERA in 26 starts in the Minor Leagues before earning his promotion to the big leagues. He went 2-2 with a 4.91 ERA in six starts with the Phillies.
Cloyd will be in Spring Training with the Phillies come February, although it is unclear what the future holds. He replaced Vance Worley in the rotation in August, but Worley is expected to be back. The other four spots in the rotation are ticketed to Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels and very likely Kyle Kendrick.
Dubee expounds on Halladay's offseason plans
MIAMI -- Roy Halladay spoke a little bit Saturday about the offseason program he believes will get him back on track in 2013.
He said it involves more core and lower-body work.
"The shoulder takes the brunt of the throw if you don't have your core and your legs into your delivery," Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee explained Sunday morning at Marlins Park. "It becomes more arm."
It is strange to hear Halladay, 34, talk about any deficiencies anywhere, because he is one of the hardest working players on the team. His early-morning arrivals at Spring Training are legendary, and he is always seen working himself into a lather running up stairs and around ballparks in the days following his starts during the season.
"There are times in your life you've got to change your program and do things differently," Dubee said.
"Unfortunately, you kind of get a little stale with it. You kind of just stay at the same level. Again, playing as you get older takes different stuff."
Dubee added this about Halladay's potential to bounce back next season: "I'm fine with Doc. I'm fine. Who wouldn't be?"
Rollins in exclusive company with sixth 100-run year
MIAMI -- Jimmy Rollins scored three runs in Saturday's 9-5 victory over the Marlins, giving him 101 runs this year, giving the Phillies shortstop his sixth 100-run season.
Only three players in Phillies history have had more: Ed Delahanty and Sam Thompson (eight) and Mike Schmidt (seven). Billy Hamilton and Bobby Abreu also had six 100-run seasons for the Phillies.
Only 10 active players have had six or more 100-run seasons: Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter (13); Albert Pujols (10); Chipper Jones, Ichiro Suzuki, Jim Thome and Abreu (eight); Carlos Beltran (seven); Todd Helton and Miguel Cabrera (six).
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.