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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31 Comments on "Phillies Claim Brian Schlitter"


MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Oh Schlit

4 years 5 months ago

This is bigger than the Phils getting Lee from the clutches of the Yankees.

4 years 5 months ago

Still don’t give a schlitt.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

A small sample size, but WHIP just under 3 and a 3.15 ERA? Wowzers.

rizdak
4 years 5 months ago

I’ll bet he throws gas

4 years 5 months ago

he throws arrows with no movement at all

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Actually Ben you might want to fix that. On B-R, it says his ERA was 12.38, not 3.15.

Was going to say, you have to be the luckiest pitcher in the world to have a WHIP that high and an ERA that low

Edit- Nevermind, now I misread that lol. Ignore these last 2 posts.

melkor77
4 years 5 months ago

Damn! Schlitter get off the pot!

Weak, I know.

Chuck345
4 years 5 months ago

Alright guys, enough with the Schlit jokes. Schlit’s gettin old.

myname_989
4 years 5 months ago

He wasn’t too bad in the Phils’ system before they traded him for Scott Eyre. I’d rather have him on the 40-man than Andrew Carpenter anyway.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Bearing an injury to a reliever, you probably won’t see either of them throw a single pitch in a Phillies uniform, or at least not until September call ups.

myname_989
4 years 5 months ago

So what? If it came down to it, I’d rather have Schlitter called up than Carpenter. Lol

4 years 5 months ago

Best. Lede. Ever.

TartanElk
4 years 5 months ago

Props for journalistic use of lede.

4 years 5 months ago

Don’t know how I feel about this. At least Andrew Carpenter has some potential as a number 5 starter.

Jason Klinger
4 years 5 months ago

Not on this Phillies team he doesn’t.

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 5 months ago

@Patricio

A 3.15 ERA in the PCL is actually kind of impressive.

4 years 5 months ago

schlittler was originally drafted by the phils and traded to the cubs for eyre in ’08

bomberj11
4 years 5 months ago

Let’s hope his career doesn’t go down the…schlitter…

4 years 5 months ago

wasted spot on 40 man roster poor mechanics and throws arrows

Pecos_Drifter
4 years 5 months ago

When did Cliff Lee pitch for the Yankees to have him “Nabbed” from them? Must be a really rare baseball card

Alex
4 years 5 months ago

The Yanks designated Schlitter for assignment. How exactly is this similar to the Yanks losing out on Cliff Lee? This is a pretty pathetic excuse to bring that debacle up again. Would it have been so hard to just say “The Phils claimed Schlitter from the Yanks”?

4 years 5 months ago

I still think it’s funny that people are still saying that Lee ‘stuck it to’ the Yankees, when it was the Rangers that offered the best overall deal for his services. So if anything, he ‘stuck it to’ the Rangers, not the Yankees.

Verlander_Will_Save_Us_All
4 years 5 months ago

I think they are being sarcastic.

4 years 5 months ago

For such a minor thread, this is turned into one of my favorites on MLBTR.

4 years 5 months ago

Phillies climbin’ in yo’ windows, snatchin’ yo’ pitchers up. Tryin’a’ sign ’em so y’all need to hide your Cliffs, hide your Roys. And hide your Brians too ’cause they signin’ e’rybody out there.

4 years 5 months ago

Came for Schlitter jokes, was not disappointed.

4 years 5 months ago

Phillies give a schlit – Phillies take a schlit.