Phillies activate Oswalt from disabled list

Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Oswalt delivers a pitch against Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a spring training baseball game on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 16, 2011 2:34:18 PM PDT
The Philadelphia Phillies activated pitcher Roy Oswalt from the 15-day disabled list and the right-hander is scheduled to start Tuesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Oswalt, who is 3-1 with a 3.33 ERA in five starts, had been on the DL with lower back inflammation. He made one rehab start for Class A Clearwater, allowing three earned runs on seven hits in five innings with five strikeouts.

Oswalt will be on a pitch limit in his first start back. Manager Charlie Manuel said Monday the club preferred Oswalt build his endurance at the major league level.

Right-hander Vance Worley was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.


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