Reliever Kent Tekulve of the Philadelphia Phillies is on the disabled list for the first time in his 14-year major league career.

The Phillies announced that Tekulve, 41, is suffering from a strain of his right shoulder. He has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, dating from last Saturday.The Phillies replaced Tekulve on the 24-man roster with right-hand reliever Brad Moore from their Reading farm in the Class AA Eastern League.

Tekulve ranks third on the all-time list with 969 games pitched, all in relief. He is 2-4 this season with three saves and a 3.93 ERA.