An MRI showed no structural damage in Cole Hamels' left shoulder, but the team will still skip his next start just in case.
Hamels' MRI showed "minor inflammation," but not structural damage, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The Phillies not only have a lead of eight-and-a-half games in the National League East, but also had the last two days off because of a rainout and a scheduled day off, giving the entire rotation a chance to rest, so Hamels' absence one game through the rotation should have little effect on the team. He was scheduled to pitch again on Friday against the Nationals. Hamels picked up the loss in five innings of work on Friday, giving up six hits and three runs in five innings. His four walks in the game tied a season-high.
Gelb also reports the team will likely put third baseman Placido Polanco on the disabled list with a sports hernia. Polanco hasn't played for 10 days, so the move would be retroactive and allow him to return in just five days.
Polanco said he doesn't want to undergo surgery until the offseason.
"[Doctors] said I can manage it," Polanco told Gelb. "I trust them. I'm going to go with that. Surgery is not an option."For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @eyeonbaseball on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.