Phillies PlaceTaijuan Walker On The Injured List

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed RHP Taijuan Walker on the 15-day IL (retroactive to 6/22) with right index finger inflammation, as per the team.

To fill his spot on the 26-man roster, RHP Michael Mercado was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Walker’s last start was Friday night in the Phillies 5-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. He gave up 3 home runs in the game.

The 31 year-old Walker has a 5.60 ERA and 3-3 record for the season. The 25 year-old Mercado will be making his big-league debut.

The Phillies have not announced whether it will be Mercado or Spencer Turnbull to take Walker’s turn in the rotation.

Pitcher Taijuan Walker of the Philadelphia Phillies. Photo courtesy of Rich Schultz/GettyImages

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