Phillies activate Jose Contreras from disabled list

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As expected, the Phillies activated Jose Contreras from the disabled list prior to today’s game.

Also expected, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports that Contreras “will work in a setup role while Ryan Madson continues to be used as closer.”

Madson had his first rough outing of the season earlier this week, but he’s 9-for-9 converting saves with a 1.71 ERA. Prior to landing on the DL in mid-April Contreras had thrown eight scoreless innings and saved five games.

David Herndon was optioned back to Triple-A to make room on the roster and in the bullpen for Contreras’ return.