Phillies Claim Brian Schlitter

SUNDAY: Carpenter has cleared waivers and been assigned to Triple-A, tweets CSN's Jim Salisbury. He'll return to the Phillies' big league camp tomorrow as a non-roster player.

TUESDAY: Cliff Lee isn't the only pitcher the Phillies nabbed from the Yankees this winter. The Phillies announced that they claimed Brian Schlitter from New York off of waivers. Philadelphia designated Andrew Carpenter for assignment to create room for Schlitter, who was designated for assignment yesterday.

Schlitter was already claimed once this year; the Yankees acquired him from the Cubs last month. The right-hander appeared in seven games for the Cubs last year and surrendered 18 hits and five walks in eight innings, striking out seven. He spent most of the season at Triple-A Iowa, where he posted a 3.15 ERA with 8.3 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 in 45 2/3 innings in his first season at the highest level of the minors.

Carpenter, 25, has played for the Phillies in each of the last three seasons, but never for more than 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander posted a 4.05 ERA, 6.9 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9 in 27 starts for the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate last year. Baseball America does not consider the 2006 second rounder one of the Phillies' top 30 prospects.

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