There aren't any real surprises among the six players that were outrighted to Lehigh Valley by the Phillies on Friday. The moves are a way of opening some space on the 40-man roster as the Phillies prepare for the offseason.
October 7, 2016
The Clearwater Threshers joined Williamsport as the only Phillies minor league affiliates to not reach the playoffs this season. The fact that Clearwater's season won't be continuing is music to the ears of fans of Lehigh Valley and Reading.
September 4, 2016
The Phillies had to make a bullpen move when reliever Dalier Hinojosa came up with a bruised right hand and will spend time on the DL. To fill his spot in their resurgent bullpen, Philadelphia recalled Colton Murray from Lehigh Valley.
The Phillies sent two more players to the minors Monday, and released two other players as they continue to work toward putting together a major league roster and also look to keep the best candidates for minor league spots.
Colton Murray wasn't exactly dominating in his first foray with the Phillies, but he's got the potential to become an important part of a rebuilt Phillies bullpen. This spring, he's fighting for a spot, or to at least put his name in the mix for a call-up later in the season.
Major league roster limits expanded to 40 players Tuesday. The Phillies made three initial moves, adding a third catcher and two relievers. For Colton Murray, the trip to the majors will be his first.
September 1, 2015
Kiley covers minor league spring training with the AA & AAA squads of the Phillies & Yankees. Dellin Betances & Jon Pettibone started, Phillies catching prospect Tommy Joseph played and a little known reliever hit 96 mph.