Minor Moves

The Phillies made some minor transactions today:

  • Paul Hoover was called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. To make room for Hoover on the 40-man roster, catcher Joel Naughton was designated for assignment.

The 33-year-old catcher batted .253 with one home run with the IronPigs. The move adds another catcher to the September roster. He played in the majors last season with the Marlins. He batted .200 (8-for-40), and is a career .230 hitter. It's also notable that he does not have a Major League home run.

Naughton batted .240 with 7 HR and 34 RBI in Single-A Clearwater this season.
  • The Phillies activated Antonio Bastardo from the 60-day disabled list. He was optioned to Double-A Reading. To make room for Bastardo, Steven Register was designated for assignment.

Bastardo was 2-3 with a 6.75 ERA in five starts with the Phillies. Register went 1-3 with a 3.20 ERA with the IronPigs. He pitched one game with the big club this season.
  • Clay Condrey (left oblique strain) is scheduled to make a rehab assignment on Saturday.

Condrey, who has been on the DL since July 23, is 6-2 with a 3.41 ERA this season.

  • Even though the postseason roster deadline is up, the Phillies may still have interest in Nomar Garciaparra, who cleared waivers a while ago.

The Phillies are in need of a right handed bat off the bench, and Nomar would provide that. He is currently with teh Oakland A's.

  • Brett Myers will be activated tomorrow prior to the game against the Houston Astros.

Myers, who recovered from hip surgery, will likely start pitching in the 6th and 7th innings. Myers was 4-3 with a 4.66 ERA in 10 starts this year. In four rehab appearances, he pitched eight innings allowing one run. He struck out 14.

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Anonymous said...

Philly management - got to hand it to them.

Left the IronPigs two players short of full roster, three if you include Myers who is sure to not play tonight.

Gradoville, Velandia and Leon are our BIG pinch hitters now. :(

IronPigs are carrying six starting pitchers (why?)

Very lame. Not much point in even going to the Park tonight. Feel stupid for having a game ticket.

R-Phils, after staying in second ALL SEASON, have dropped to third and will, most likely, miss out on playoffs.

Nine of the 24 current R-Phils were in Clearwater about six weeks ago. It is clear most of them ARE NOT READY for AA level.

So no valuable experience for anybody, which is probably just as well because even if AA Reading make the Eastern League playoffs, they will most likely be BLOWN OUT anyway.

Yeah, Phillies, real deep farm system you have gong on here.

I guess trading away seven top prospects for three MLB players in two years can do that to an organization.

If Phillies sign Nomar Garciaparra, then obtaining Ben Francisco was a waste. Period. Or, exactly why IS Francisco here? To be a starter?

Amanda said...

IronPigPen, the Phillies are selfish. They dont care about the minors. Theyre doing whats best for the big club.

Actually the Nomar deal would be a GOOD move. THe Phillies bench is VERY weak, batting only .220 or something like that. We need Francisco and Nomar.

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