Giants place Romo on DL, call up Runzler

August 16, 2011, 6:38 pm
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Aug. 16, 2011 staff

The Giants have placed reliever Sergio Romo on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation, calling up left-hander Dan Runzler from Triple-A Fresno.

The San Jose Mercury News originally reported it, shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday, via Twitter.

Romo's last outing was Aug. 9 when he said he felt pain in his elbow while pitching to Pittsburgh slugger Derrek Lee. Tests have ruled out structural damage but the joint has not responded to rest.

Romo is 3-1 with a microscopic 1.67 ERA. The earliest he could return is Aug. 25.

In Fresno, Runzler is 2-3 with a 4.17 ERA. He started Sunday for the Grizzlies, allowing three runs on five hits while issuing four walks in four innings.

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