The Phillies announced that they have claimed right handed pitcher Dylan Covey off waivers from the Dodgers. To make room, the team has transferred first baseman Darick Hall to the 60-day IL. Covey had been designated for assignment by the Dodgers.
It was short stint for Covey in Dodger blue, as he was selected on Wednesday, threw four innings of relief after Dustin May was removed after just one inning with elbow pain. Covey was then DFA’d shortly after. The 31-year-old had been working at Triple-A, where he owned a 4.22 ERA over 32 innings.
The former fourth round pick by the Athletics owns a career 6.54 ERA over 268 1/3 big league innings between the White Sox, Red Sox and now Dodgers. The Phillies are in need of pitching depth as they try to recover from a five game losing run that the team is on. Through the month of May, they’re sporting an ERA of 5.36. They also saw Ranger Suarez throw just two innings last night, so had to rely heavily on their bullpen to get them through the game.
Oh dear gosh it gets worse.
It’s actually looking kind of grim.
So true, Dark.
Well the 72million dollar mistake hopefully turns it around
Bart Harley Jarvis
Fear not, “It’s always darkest before it turns absolutely pitch black.”
— Paul Newman
Just wait, we could sign Eric Hosmer…
Well, we have our spot starter right here folks
Don’t worry. June is almost here when Schwarber and Wheeler will heat up. The pen will turn things around. Sigh, who really knew we’d miss Hoskins so much.
I never understood why Hoskins generated so much animosity. He was never a Freddie Freeman, but a team can do much worse. His production was pretty good, even if his defense was deficient.
how would the strike out (with the bases loaded) machine have helped? his injury was addition by subtraction
Pretty clueless, aren’t you marshmallowbrain
Rather run this guy out there than Ranger or even Walker
Ranger continues to struggle…
This is his Spring traning.
This team is completely unfocused and undisciplined. They have no consistency whatsoever. Thomas and the leaders of the team need to take over and get this team in order now !
Trade for CJ Cron (Abel or MCGarry and Muzziotti)
Trade/acquire a top of the rotation starting pitcher?
Personally….Schwarber (BA 0.151) should be in a Matt Stairs (lifetime .260) role.
LOL at Cron requiring any of those three in a trade.
Hem’s gone after this debacle
He’s gone after this debacle