ESPN's Jayson Stark has learned that reliever Clay Condrey will be placed on the 15-day disabled list before tomorrow's game in Tampa.
Left-hander Sergio Escalona will earn his fourth call-up of the season and replace Condrey on the roster, according to Stark. Condrey, co-star of MLB Network's "The Pen," has been instrumental to the middle innings, already logging 34 innings with a fine 3.71 ERA, working his way into key spots. He last pitched June 18 against Toronto. Condrey will join Brad Lidge and Scott Eyre, who are working their way back to full health. Lidge will reportedly be ready to return from the DL sometime this week. In other news, Ryan Howard will not travel with the club tonight, accordiing to reports, but could catch a flight to Tampa in time for tomorrow's opener.
Beerleaguer: It's all catching up to the taxed bullpen now. Losing Condrey at this stage is a rather big loss for an already depleted pen, but better now than September.