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Phillies may take Myers out of rotation

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Struggling right-hander Brett Myers could soon be out of Philadelphia's starting rotation and back in the bullpen.

Since winning consecutive decisions in mid-April, Myers (3-9, 5.84 ERA in 17 starts) is 1-8 in his last 13 starts. The NL East-leading Phillies have won only two of those games.

Manager Charlie Manuel and pitching coach Rich Dubee talked to Myers before the game Saturday night in Texas, a night after Myers gave up five runs and was pulled without recording an out in the third inning of an 8-7 loss to the Rangers.

MARLINS' UGGLA HURTS ANKLE: Florida Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla left Saturday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks because of a left ankle sprain.

Uggla tried to stretch a single into a double in the fourth, appearing to injure himself as he pulled up to go back to first base. He was tagged out hobbling in the baseline and limped back to the dugout.

X-rays were negative, the team said. It was unclear how long he could be sidelined.

Uggla began Saturday leading the majors with 23 home runs. He was replaced by Robert Andino to start the fifth.

TIGERS' ORDONEZ LEAVES GAME: Tigers right fielder Magglio Ordonez left the game Saturday night against the Colorado Rockies because of spasms in his side.

Ordonez appeared to pull up as he went after Troy Tulowitzki's leadoff double off the right field wall in the top of the third.