Organizational Moves

Antonio Bastardo has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain. Left-handed relief pitcher Sergio Escalona is recalled.

Starting pitcher Yohan Flande was promoted from Single-A Clearwater to Double-A Reading yesterday. He will make his first start with the Reading Phillies tonight.

In Clearwater, Flande was 7-1 with a 2.52 earned run average.

The move could indicate a promotion for two other players in the farm system. The Phillies need a starter, so a player will be called up from Triple-A or Double-A. There could also be a Double-A to Triple-A promotion.

However, after Flande was promoted, the Phillies acquired Brian Mazone from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mazone, a former Phillies farm hand, is 0-1 with an 8.44 ERA in Triple-A this season.

The move could fill a hole in Lehigh Valley’s rotation after somebody is promoted to the majors. It can also prevent a Double-A player from being promoted to Triple-A.

In addition, J.A Happ will start on Thursday against the Atlanta Braves. A pitcher that has yet to be announced will pitch on Friday against the New York Mets. Originally, the call-up was slated for Thursday.


GM-Carson said...

Carrasco to start for Phils Thursday with Drabek to Triple-A (my prediction).

Anonymous said...

This should be interesting.

We shall see if Carrasco if long-term answer (I tend to think Phils, as last year, need trade)

No way Mazone is ready to start and be effective for IronPigs (13 relief appearances, 8.something ERA).

That was curious pick-up, particularly after selling Justin Lehr. Lehr is 6-0 with 1.88 ERA with Louisville and 11-2 w-l, 3.38 ERA combined with IronPigs and Bats.

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