5:26PM: In other roster moves, the Phillies activated Jay Bruce from the 10-day injured list and called up left-hander Cole Irvin from Triple-A. The club also selected the contracts of infielder Phil Gosselin, righty Nick Vincent, and catcher Deivy Grullon from Triple-A. This will mark the 23-year-old Grullon’s first taste of MLB action, after a seven-year stint in Philadelphia’s minor league system that includes an impressive .283/.354/.496 slash line over 457 Triple-A plate appearances this season.
3:38PM: The Phillies have designated right-handed pitcher Drew Anderson for assignment, according to an official team announcement. He’ll be dropped from the team’s 40-man roster, along with Adam Morgan and Jerad Eickhoff, who were transferred to the 60-day injured list.
The 25-year-old Anderson has only managed to get into two games for the Phillies this year, tossing six innings in his third big-league season. It hasn’t been a promising showing for Anderson, who surrendered five runs in those six innings, walking as many batters as he struck out. Unfortunately, those numbers represented a continuation of his struggles in his first two trials in Philadelphia. For his career, Anderson is sporting an unsightly 7.71 ERA over 21 innings of work.
What’s more, the minor-league numbers for Anderson haven’t been much more encouraging. While he’s excelled at Double-A, it seems that Triple-A has represented a significant barrier; across three seasons at the level, Anderson owns a 4.34 ERA while striking out only 7.4 batters per nine innings. If he clears waivers, he could accept an outright assignment and remain within the Philly organization — if he isn’t released. Otherwise, another team could take a chance on him and hope to turn him into a viable reliever.
he looked great in ST, but that has been the only time since he was added to the 40 man that he has.
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took long enough. extraneous piece that wasnt doing well enough in AAA. he could use a change of scenery.
Definite regression this year…
Deivy Grullon has been added to the 40-man and Gosselin was also added again. So it seems pretty clear we’ll see these two with expanded rosters. Looking forward to seeing what Grullon can do at the major league level. He’s put together two solid years at AA/AAA and is still only 23 years old — pretty young for a catcher.
nice to see grullon up, but this is well overdue. id also rather see Rosso or Jones up over Goselin though, but he could be an improvement over S-Rod or Miller. sadly looks like both are staying.
With expanded rosters there’s not much point in dropping Rodriguez or Miller at this point. They can use them all. I suspect we’ll also see Franco and Williams up and every reliever on the 40-man.
Last year for 40-man expanded rosters. Next season, it’s 26 on the active roster all year then all teams go to 28 in September (required I believe).
what im saying is id rather them have two of those bats and a new 40-man-added pitcher over all three. they all fill the same role.
Hopefully Grullon does well enough in Sept to be the backup in the majors next year over Knapp Time
If he hits well, I wonder what PHI does with Deivy Grullon. He seems defensively deficient: He’s a PB machine.
The 40 man roster in spring training will see at least 12 new names than the one we see now……A lot of growing talent needs to be protected, combined with jettisoning players who have become stagnant……As a phan for my entire life, I wish none of the outgoing guys ill will(wish I had a cup of coffee in the show), just time to improve for a return run to the WS…
Not expecting any of the call-ups/activations to impact our fate over the final 28 games. Oh, maybe Jay Bruce does a Matt Stairs impersonation and hits a pinch hit game-winning homer? But for our usual reserve players, the other new additions just mean finding a comfortable seat on the bench is gonna be more difficult.
Just 2 1/2 games out of the second wild-card slot. Not impossible math, especially with 28 games remaining. But the Cubs, even if you call their offense not better than ours, have a better starting rotation and bullpen than we do.
So, at this point, I’d be happy to still be alive for that second wild-card spot heading into the final week of September.
Hey, ya never know what’s gonna happen. Keep the faith.