Philadelphia Phillies Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Kendrick (hamstring) hit a pinch-hit double and scored a run in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Impact: Kendrick was dealing with hamstring tightness before the game, which kept him out of the starting lineup. He looked just fine in the pinch-hit appearance, so expect Kendrick to be back in the lineup Saturday.
News: Leiter (1-0) fired six shutout innings, allowed just three hits and a walk and struck out five batters in his first win Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Impact: Leiter was unremarkable in his time in the Phillies bullpen (4.74 ERA, 12:14 K:BB), but he looked awfully sharp in his first start against one of the better lineups in the National League. He needed just 81 pitches to go the six innings and managed to keep the ball in the yard while inducing eight flyouts. Leiter managed a brilliant 27:4 K:BB in his three starts back at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, so it's possible that he's simply better suited to a starting role. Leiter will likely keep getting chance to prove that hypothesis until Jerad Eickhoff returns from injury.
News: Kendrick was scratched from Friday's lineup with hamstring tightness, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Kendrick sat out Thursday for the first time in over two weeks, but perhaps that was about more than just a day off. Still, this doesn't sound like a serious injury, so consider him day-to-day unless the club indicates there's something more than soreness at play. Andres Blanco will take Kendrick's spot at second base.
News: Fien has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained rotator cuff.
Impact: The move comes three days after the journeyman reliever was rocked for five runs and six hits in two-thirds of an inning against the Cardinals. With a 12.75 ERA over two different teams this year, Fien has absolutely no fantasy value.
News: Knapp is not in the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Knapp has played 21 innings over his last two starts, so he'll get another breather as Cameron Rupp draws his second consecutive start behind the dish.
News: Leiter was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and will start Friday's game against the Diamondbacks, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.
Impact: Casey Fien (shoulder) was placed on the disabled list to make room for Leiter, who is set to make his first major-league start. The 26-year-old compiled a 4.74 ERA and 12:14 K:BB in 19 innings out of the Phillies' bullpen earlier in the season, and didn't fare much better with Lehigh Valley (4.74 ERA in 19 innings), so it could be a good day to stack Diamondbacks hitters against him in daily lineups.
News: Fien was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.
Impact: Fien was blown up for five runs in 0.2 innings during his last outing, so this could help explain that. He'll be eligible to return July 1 if he's ready, though it's still unclear if the 33-year-old will need more than the 10-day minimum stay. Mark Leiter was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding roster move and will start Friday's game against the Diamondbacks.
News: Garcia would have been used for a save chance Thursday had the Phillies not scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, Corey Seidman of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Garcia ended up getting the final three outs Thursday in a non-save situation. He's worth a speculative add given Hector Neris' inability to lock down the closing gig. However, manager Pete Mackanin did consider sending Pat Neshek back out for the ninth inning after he threw just five pitches in the eighth, but said Neshek told him he didn't feel like he could after pitching for a third straight day Thursday. Neshek disputes that story, but the relevant point for fantasy owners is Garcia may not be the preferred ninth-inning guy despite the fact he would have been used in a save chance Thursday. Given how few save chances the Phillies generate, no matter which pitcher you roster, it is unlikely they will rack up many saves, and it does seem like the team ultimately would prefer Neris in the closing role given how many opportunities he has received this season.
News: Leiter has been confirmed as Friday's starter against the Diamondbacks, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: This will be Leiter's first start in the majors. He is taking Jerad Eickhoff's (back) spot in the rotation. Leiter, who has been working as a starter at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, had a 4.74 ERA and a 12:14 K:BB in 19 innings out of the Phillies' bullpen earlier this season. It looks like Friday may be a good day to stack Diamondbacks hitters in a daily fantasy lineup.
News: Rios has been sidelined since May 31 with biceps tendinitis, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Joe Jordan, the Phillies' director of player development, said Rios has resumed throwing and could return to action as soon as next week. The 23-year-old has a 2.18 ERA and a 40:7 K:BB in 33 innings at Double-A Reading this season. He has the makings of a future late-inning reliever in the majors with his high-90s fastball and devastating slider.