Ryan Madson joined Tom Gordon on the disabled list Saturday:
They recalled righthander Clay Condrey (2.25 ERA in three appearances) to take his place.
Madson (0-2, 3.63 ERA in 12 appearances) said the oblique is something that has bothered him since spring training, but not until Thursday did it affect the way he pitched. Madson allowed two hits, one run and two walks in 1 2/3 innings in the 9-7 victory.
"It actually affected the way I threw Thursday, and that's when I knew I might need to stop before I hurt my arm or something else," Madson said.
Madson said he expects to be back in 15 days, although he said is is getting the muscle scanned Monday in Philadelphia.
I guess if there's good news here, it's that Madson looking wobbly in Thursday night's 9-7 win over the Giants might have had more to do with the injury than his returning to the terrible form of the season-opening series against the Braves.
Meanwhile, the bullpen now includes Condrey, Yoel Hernandez, Francisco Rosario and Fabio Castro. With Antonio Alfonseca evidently turning into a fat twelve-fingered pumpkin, Geoff Geary might want to think about trying to pitch lefty as well as righty.