Lannan's ERA is 5.33. The Phillies hold his 2014 rights through another arbitration year, and they probably will not tender him a contract. The 28-year-old lefthander will prioritize his long-term future.
""It's something that needs to be fixed," Lannan said. "Now it's at the point where I want to be able to do things between starts to get ready. . . . I want to be a normal player."
He covered his face as he explained the ailment to Dubee and manager Charlie Manuel. Lannan was removed after 11/3 innings. He was charged with five runs on four hits and three walks. He threw one more strike (23) than balls (22).
Tyler Cloyd most likely will replace Lannan. He threw a 116-pitch complete game Wednesday for triple-A Lehigh Valley. The 26-year-old righty started six games for the Phillies earlier this season.
The rotation is in flux. Both Roy Halladay and Jonathan Pettibone will pitch in minor-league rehab outings Thursday while the Phillies take a day off. Halladay will start for the Gulf Coast League Phillies; Pettibone is with double-A Reading. Both could return by September.
Lannan's night was gruesome from the beginning. He allowed a home run to Jason Heyward, the first Braves hitter he faced.
"He's had a couple of games where he's been pretty good," Manuel said. "He just has't been able to go out there consistently in our rotation."
The Phillies waited through a 1-hour, 48-minute rain delay. Their reward was another injured pitcher.
Delmon Young released
Delmon Young, a former No. 1 overall pick, is now hired gun at age 27. The Phillies released Young on Wednesday after designating him for assignment last week. Young cleared waivers and refused an assignment to triple-A Lehigh Valley.
A contending team may take a chance on his bat. The Phillies will cover his salary, minus the prorated league minimum, if another team signs him. In total, the Phillies will pay Young approximately $1.75 million.
Manuel said Darin Ruf's misplay in right field Tuesday that led to a Braves run was an unfortunate byproduct of a necessary experiment. "You have to give him a pass until he gets some experience," Manuel said. "If you put him out there, you can't expect him to be perfect."
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