hree days after pitching 10 shutout innings, Cliff Lee was placed on the disabled list Saturday with a strained left oblique muscle.

The Phillies recalled left-handed reliever Joe Savery from Triple A Lehigh Valley. He will join the team Sunday in San Diego. Kyle Kendrick will take Lee's spot in the rotation and pitch Monday night against the Diamondbacks in Phoenix.

General manger Ruben Amaro Jr. is hopeful that Lee will miss just two starts. The lefty would be eligible to return from the DL on May 4.