Phillies Designate Jeff Manship For Assignment

The Phillies announced that they have designated right-hander Jeff Manship for assignment. The DFA comes as a series of roster moves that will see Carlos Ruiz reinstated from the disabled list, Phillippe Aumont recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and catcher Cameron Rupp optioned to Triple-A.

Manship, 29, posted a 6.65 ERA with 6.3 K/9, 5.5 BB/9 and a 43.1 percent ground-ball rate in 23 innings for the Phillies this season. The former Twins and Rockies hurler has struggled throughout his big league career but owns a much more palatable 4.22 ERA with 6.5 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 in 358 innings at the Triple-A level.

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5 Comments on "Phillies Designate Jeff Manship For Assignment"

Klaus D.
1 year 1 month ago

Yay, let’s give Aumont another go. Maybe he’ll figure it out this being his – what, 10th trip to the majors? Here’s a trivia question. How many pitchers ERA+ number is lower than their actual ERA? I bet not many, but I do know Aumont is on the list with an ERA of 21.60 and an ERA+ of 21.

Jeff Miller
1 year 1 month ago

Why Aumont? Bring up Martin.

Also, why even bother keeping Nieves? He’s been fine as a back-up catcher, but Rupp might actually have a role in the future of this team while Nieves will be in another uniform next year, possibly in the next week.

1 year 1 month ago

Oh, RUPP!! I was watching the game yesterday, and the entire time, I thought they were saying Ruf (as in Darin Ruf), and I was curious why he was catching.

Also, this just in, the name Manship makes me giggle.

The Virus
1 year 1 month ago

Rupp is actually very good, but since RAJ felt the need to give old man Ruiz another 8 year contract last year for 195 million I guess they will just eventually cut Rupp since he is blocked…

Matt Smith
1 year 1 month ago

What tells you, based on factual information, that Cameron Rupp is “actually very good.” Because let’s be honest, he’s a backup at best. He’s an all-defense, no-hitting backstop. He’s Corky Miller, Sal Fassano, etc.