Phillies place RHP Luis Ortiz (ankle) on IL, recall RHP Nick Nelson

League: MLB

Posted on: 31 Mar, 2024 at 03:12 PM

Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies placed Luis Ortiz on the 15-day injured list with a left ankle sprain on Sunday and recalled fellow right-hander Nick Nelson from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Ortiz sustained the injury during Philadelphia's 12-4 setback to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. He allowed two runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning before exiting the contest.

Ortiz, 28, owns a 0-2 record with a 4.76 ERA in 24 career appearances (two starts) with the Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants and Phillies. He was selected by the Rangers with the 30th overall pick of the 2014 MLB Draft.

Nelson, 28, had not appeared in a game this season for the IronPigs. He posted a 2-0 record with a 6.23 ERA in five games (one start) in major league spring training. He is 5-4 with a 5.20 ERA and one save in 70 career appearances (four starts) with the New York Yankees and Phillies from 2020-23.

--Field Level Media