Roster Moves: Phillies option two pitchers to Triple-A, James Norwood activated from the bereavement list
The Phillies dropped today’s series finale to the Mets by a final score of 9-6, after a poor pitching performance from Aaron Nola and missed opportunities at the plate. Following the game, Joe Girardi sat down with the media and announced the following roster moves.
- Connor Brogdon: Optioned to Triple-A
- Damon Jones: Optioned to Triple-A
- James Norwood: Activated from the Bereavement List
Brogdon and Jones have both been optioned to Triple-A, after two rough starts to the 2022 season. Brogdon has suffered a 9.00 ERA over just three games, allowing four hits and two earned runs in just two innings pitched. Jones has thrown just 2.2 innings but has allowed a 13.50 ERA while striking out just three batters. He’s allowed four walks, four earned runs, and three hits over those two games.
James Norwood was acquired from the San Diego Padres back on March 30th. Norwood missed the beginning of the season for an unknown reason but has been activated off the bereavement list (a list players join if they need to attend to a serious illness or death in their immediate family). Norwood has pitched four seasons in the majors, tallying 28 total games out of the bullpen. His first three years in the league were with the Chicago Cubs, where he threw a 4.50 ERA in 23 games.
The Phillies bullpen has actually been a strong suit of their team throughout the first six games. Seranthony Dominguez, Brad Hand, Corey Knebel, and Jeurys Familia have led this bullpen so far throughout the first six games. The option of two relievers could be a sign that Sam Coonrod is back from injury soon.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies look to get back on track tomorrow night in a place that hasn’t treated them well in recent years. The team heads to Miami to take on the Marlins in a four-game series and will hand Kyle Gibson the ball in Game 1.
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