Philadelphia Phillies: Zach Eflin and Zack Wheeler on COVIDIL

The Philadelphia PhilliesRight-handers placed Zack WheelerAnd Zach EflinSunday's COVID-related injures list.

Cristopher Santiago, left-hander was chosen as the 27th man to play in Sunday's home doubleheader against The. New York MetsEflin will be replaced by him in Game 2.

The Phillies recalled righty Connor Brogdon from Triple A Lehigh Valley and righty Francisco Morales of Double-A Reading in corresponding transactions.

Following Sunday's doubleheader the Phillies depart for a seven game road trip to Seattle, Los Angeles, and Los Angeles. Eflin and Wheeler will not travel with the Phillies from Seattle, but Joe Girardi stated that he hopes one or both of them can rejoin the team during the road trip.

Girardi said to reporters, “We'll figure that out.” “One of them could return. We just have to wait and watch what happens.”

Wheeler, 31, is 1-3 this season with a 4.10 ERA in five starts. He was selected to the All-Star team for 2021. After finishing 14-10, he had a 2.78 ERA with a league-leading 247 strikeouts.

Eflin, 28 years old, is 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA in five starts of his seventh season with Philadelphia.

Sanchez, 25, is 0-0 this season with a 5.40 ERA. He has allowed six runs on eight hits, five walks, and 10 strikeouts over 10 innings.

Brogdon, 27 years old, has appeared in three relief appearances for the Phillies this season, allowing two runs and four hits in just two innings. For Lehigh Valley, he has a 1.35 ERA along with two saves.

Morales, 22 years old, is 1-0 with a 1.55 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 16/3 innings in nine relief appearances at Reading. He has not yet made his major league debut.

This report was contributed by Reuters

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