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Rotowire: Jun 17 / 8:45a ET
News: De Fratus was ejected from Tuesday's 19-3 loss to the Orioles after throwing inside to J.J. Hardy, the Phillies' official site reports.
Impact: De Fratus had just given up a home run to Chris Parmelee and umpire Lance Barksdale assumed De Fratus intended to hit Hardy with his next pitch. He has been solid in middle relief for the Phils this season with a 3.82 ERA and a 34:12 K:BB ratio in 33 innings.
Rotowire: Apr 23 / 5:05p ET
News: De Fratus allowed three earned runs on four hits in two innings against the Marlins on Thursday.
Impact: De Fratus entered the game with a 2.57 ERA, but that rose to 5.00 after Thursday's performance. He has an 11:6 K:BB in nine innings this season, and will need to rein those walks in to be effective out of the Phillies' bullpen.