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Lieber could be out for 3 weeks
Jon Lieber's worrisome groin injury will not immediately kick open the door for a grand encore by Phillies phenom Cole Hamels.
Lieber has been relegated to the 15-day disabled list - and could be shelved for three weeks or longer, according to manager Charlie Manuel. Minor-league lefthander Eude Brito will be called upon to fill his role in the starting rotation.
So Hamels, who was placed on the DL on May 24 with a shoulder strain, will go forward with a rehab start tomorrow at single-A Lakewood against the Hickory Crawdads.
The Phillies yesterday promoted righthanded reliever Brian Sanches from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, though his stay might only be until Saturday, when Brito is scheduled to make his major-league reappearance against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
The 27-year-old lefthander has been enjoying a banner year for the triple-A Red Barons. In 10 starts, he has gone 5-2 with a 3.02 ERA and 32 strikeouts.
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