Right-hander Dalier Hinojosa has been a key component of the Phillies bullpen since coming over from the Boston Red Sox last season. Unfortunately, he's going to miss some time with a right hand contusion that he suffered when he took a line drive off the hand in Friday night's game. The 30-year old has pitched 11 innings in ten relief appearances with the Phillies this season, posting a 3.27 ERA. The Phillies claimed Hinojosa off waivers from Boston last season and he pitched in 18 games with them in 2015. Since joining the Phillies, Hinojosa is 2-1 with a 1.59 ERA in 28 relief appearances.
To replace Hinojosa, the Phillies made a slightly surprising move, recalling Colton Murray from Lehigh Valley. Murray, 26, pitched in eight games with Philadelphia in relief last season and finished the year with a 5.87 ERA in his first stint in the majors. Murray was assigned to Lehigh Valley to open the season and had a 6.10 ERA in six games with the IronPigs, although six of the seven earned runs he allowed came in his second outing of the season. Since then, he's thrown seven innings, allowing just one earned run for a 1.29 ERA over his last four outings.
The Phillies could have gone with veteran Luis Garcia, who was just optioned out to Lehigh Valley, or with another veteran Edward Mujica (6.10 ERA, 7 saves). Like Murray, most of the damage against Mujica came in his first two outings of the season. In his last eight games, Mujica has allowed one earned run in 8 2/3 innings of work for a 1.03 ERA in those games. Mujica had been pounded for six earned runs in 1 2/3 innings of work in his first two outings. Another reason for recalling Mujica would have been to avoid his May 1st opt-out clause, that he could use to void his contract with the Phillies and sign elsewhere.