It feels like it was just yesterday that I wrote about the happy days of Chase Utley returning and Michael Martinez being optioned to AAA.
But that exciting news was 2 roster moves ago and now we have new exciting information:
Chad Qualls was designated for assignment today. I have no problem with Qualls, when he is not pitching. I have a lot of problems when he is used in games. He has not been what I call effective this year. I feel bad for him being DFA’d, but he has blown a couple Phillies games that should have been won this year. So, I guess I really don’t.
The Phillies have 10 days to trade him. If they are not able to trade him, he will become either a Free Agent or be sent to AAA.
Qualls asked for a trade. Umm, yeah, good luck with that one Ruben!
Jeremy Horst was called up. Horst is the guy the Phillies got in return for Wilson “Exxon” Valdez in the offseason. He’s a left-handed pitcher and well, someone new to try to help the awful bullpen. I don’t really have any information outside of that.
Joe Savery was sent down to Lehigh Valley. Though I love his story, he was not effective. The Phillies have won exactly ZERO games that he pitched in.
There was not a single game that he pitched in that the Phillies won.
Now that’s not to say that the Savery factored in all those decisions, but still…
Brian Sanches was recalled from Lehigh Valley to take his roster spot. This is Sanches’ second stint with the Phillies this year. Last season he was with the Marlins and was fairly effective. Hopefully that translates in Philadelphia.
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