MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports that the Phillies have placed starter Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 16, with a strained right shoulder. Hector Neris has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Billingsley pitched well against the Diamondbacks on Friday, his third start of the season. He has a 6.75 ERA and a 7/3 K/BB ratio in 16 innings overall, his first work in the majors since 2013. The right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2013 and had flexor tendon surgery in June 2014.
The Phillies haven’t announced yet what they’ll do in Billingsley’s absence. Severino Gonzalez could get a promotion back to the majors on the day of what would have been Billingsley’s next scheduled start, Wednesday at Coors Field against the Rockies.