Stephen Susdorf Rumors

Phillies Outright Steve Susdorf

Thursday's rundown of minor moves from around the league…

  • The Phillies announced that Steve Susdorf has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. MLBTR's Tim Dierkes was the first to report that the 27-year-old outfielder had been designated for assignment in order to clear a roster spot for third base prospect Cody Asche. Susdorf went 1-for-7 with a double in his brief three-game stint with the Phils, and he's batting .335/.419/.428 in 229 plate appearances at Triple-A this season.
  • With Susdorf outrighted, five players remain in DFA limbo: Joe Martinez of the IndiansJason Bay of the MarinersBrad Hawpe of the AngelsYusmeiro Petit of the Giants and Ted Lilly of the Dodgers.

Phillies To Designate Steve Susdorf For Assignment

The Phillies are designating outfielder Steve Susdorf to create a roster spot for third baseman Cody Asche, MLBTR has learned.  We learned earlier today that Asche is getting the call, presumably pushing out Michael Young.

Susdorf, 27, appeared in only three games for the Phillies.  He was hitting .335/.419/.428 in 229 Triple-A plate appearances upon getting the call when Domonic Brown hit the seven-day DL for concussion symptoms.