David Phelps

David Phelps done for season with fractured right forearm

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Marlins starter David Phelps was placed on the disabled list Sunday after leaving his start against the Cardinals with discomfort in his right elbow.

An official diagnosis is now in, per Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, and it’s a season-ending stress fracture of Phelps’ right radius bone. That bone extends from the elbow to the base of the thumb.

Phelps, acquired from the New York Yankees last December as part of the Nathan Eovaldi trade, posted a 4.50 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and 77/33 K/BB ratio across 112 innings this season for Miami.

The 28-year-old right-hander will be arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. He lost an arbitration hearing against the Marlins last offseason that stuck him with a $1.4 million salary for 2015 (rather than the $1.85 million figure he submitted).