The Phillies sent closer Brad Lidge back to Philadelphia today to have his surgically repaired pitching elbow examined by team doctor Michael Ciccotti, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Lidge was unavailable to close Monday because he experienced stiffness in the elbow, and he wasn’t pleased with how it felt after a throwing session Tuesday.
"We just thought, after thinking about it last night, the best thing to do would be to send him back and let the doctor look at it," Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock told the newspaper.
Lidge told The Philadelphia Inquirer that he isn’t worried about the situation. "It’s really nothing that is alarming unless for some reason it doesn’t get better for a couple of days," said Lidge, who believes the condition is a normal aftereffect of the surgery.