Phelps leaves early with right elbow inflammation
Phelps allowed five runs and six hits on two walks in his two innings Sunday, throwing 53 pitches before being lifted with the Yankees trailing, 5-3. He ended up taking a no-decision in the game, leaving him at 5-5 with a 4.28 ERA since joining the rotation in May.
Sunday's start was Phelps' 17th of the season, putting him third on the team behind Hiroki Kuroda and Masahiro Tanaka, and losing the right-hander for any length of time would be a huge blow to a rotation that has four of its five opening day members currently on the disabled list (with two out for the season) and has seen 11 different pitchers make at least one start.
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