Phillies Roster Moves Ahead of Braves Series
The Philadelphia Phillies have the day off today before opening a three game series at home against the Atlanta Braves tomorrow. The Phillies will send Zach Eflin, Aaron Nola, and Zack Wheeler to the mound during the Braves series after switching up their rotation over the weekend against the Nationals.
Shortly after yesterday’s 12-6 win over the Nationals, the Phillies optioned Nick Maton to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Maton joined the Phillies in April and hit .333 over his first 39 career at-bats. Ronald Torreyes, finally healthy, took the majority of Maton’s playing time as of late, and the rookie’s numbers suffered as he batted just .206 over his last 63 at-bats.
I don’t like moving Maton back to Triple-A but there’s not much you can do. He showed a lot of promise for the Phillies while consistently playing and his numbers definitely took a hit as he started to come off the bench. At the very least, he will get consistent playing time in Lehigh Valley.
In other disappointing day-off news, the Phillies re-instated Scott Kingery off the injured list, then outrighted him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Kingery was coming off the injured list after suffering a concussion a few weeks ago. Per Matt Gelb of the Athletic, the Phillies attempted to put Kingery through outright waivers a few weeks back but were unable to do so due to his injury. With Kingery finding a safe home in Triple-A, the Phillies have an open spot on their 40-man roster and the reconstruction of Scotty’s broken swing can continue.
Cristopher Sánchez & Hector Neris
Cristopher Sánchez was recalled before the game yesterday and pitched during the net fiasco. He pitched 1.1 innings allowing a hit and zero runs while striking out two. Hector Neris was also reinstated after being out on paternity leave. He pitched yesterday as well, tossing 0.2 innings, allowing a hit while striking out two.
No word on who will be filling the now open roster spot but we’ll be sure to keep you updated.