Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Other moves

In addition to the release of Tyler Houston this weekend, the Phillies made a number of other moves:

  • P Mike Williams was reinstated from the bereavement list. To make room for him, Geoff Geary was optioned. With Scranton's season over, Geary was sent to Clearwater. Geary was then recalled when rosters were expanded.

  • With Houston gone, INF Nick Punto was recalled.

  • C Kelly Stinnett was acquired from the Reds for a player to be named later. I'm not sure I understand this move, to be honest. If you have a clue, fill me in. The PTBNL was named in the last 24 hours: disappointed OF Eric Valent. Cincinnati is becoming the new home for underacheiving Phillies outfielders (see Taylor, Reggie).

  • Yesterday, the Phillies acquired RP Valerio De Los Santos from Milwaukee for the infamous PTBNL or cash. De Los Santos has been an effective reliever for the Brewers this season, appearing in 45 games with a 4.13 ERA. His WHIP is 1.25, which would rank third in the current Phillies bullpen (Cormier, 1.00; Plesac, 1.16).

  • With the expanded rosters, the Phillies have called up Ps Josh Hancock and Ryan Madson, as well as 3B Travis Chapman. I wouldn't expect to see the pitchers get much action, but Chapman may get some decent time with David Bell still out, Houston gone, and Placido Polanco fighting a nagging injury.