Phillies Updates: Tyler Phillips, Adam Haseley, Spencer Howard, and tonight’s starting lineup
The Philadelphia Phillies announced today that they claimed RHP Tyler Phillips off waivers from the Rangers. On July 17th, Phillips was DFA’d by the Rangers when they activated 1B/C Sam Huff from 60 day IL. The 23 year old pitcher was once considered a great prospect for the Rangers after a promising 2018 year in the minor leagues. Phillips went 12-5 with a 2.65 ERA with a 1.02 WHIP in 2018. From there, he has been in somewhat of a downfall in his career. In 2019, he went 9-11 with a 3.71 ERA in the minor leagues and in 2021, he was 1-5 with a 6.75 ERA. The Phillies, who are in desperate need of pitching, must be hoping that Phillips still has something left to prove.
Adam Haseley is heading to the COVID-related IL. Haseley, who was the Phillies’ Opening Day starter in centerfield, left the team shortly after for undisclosed reasons. He has just 62 at-bats in the minor leagues since rejoining the organization and has slashed a very unimpressive .210/.319/.219 with a .611 OPS.
It was also announced that Spencer Howard will pitch Monday night against the Washington Nationals. Howard started the bullpen game in New York earlier last week and pitched great in just three innings of work. He finished the night throwing three innings, allowing just one hit and one walk, while striking out two.
The Phillies got back on track last night with a 5-1 win against the Atlanta Braves. From here, the Phillies have a very little margin of error. Two more games against the Braves and the four games against the Washington Nationals before the trade deadline. Vincent Velasquez will be on the mound tonight at 6:05pm against Drew Smyly for the third game in the four game series.
Mandatory Credit: Dallas Morning Call