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Zack Wheeler placed on COVID-related IL, Brogdon recalled

As if things couldn’t have gotten any worse, the Phillies are now dealing with some COVID issues. Right hander Zack Wheeler was placed on the COVID-19-related injured list prior to Sunday’s game against the Mets. Right hander Connor Brogdon was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Zach Eflin, who was scheduled to start Sunday prior to the Saturday rainout, was also placed on the COVID IL. Francisco Morales was recalled from Double-A Reading to replace Eflin on the roster. Cristopher Sánchez will serve as the 27th man for Sunday’s doubleheader.

A player can be placed on the COVID-19-related IL if they are dealing with symptoms or if they test positive for the virus.