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IronPigs, R-Phils Shuffle Includes Sanches, Valle

ALLENTOWN, PA — The Phillies weren’t the only team in their organization that did a little bit of shuffling at the trade deadline.

With the addition of some prospects, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Reading Phillies moved some guys around to make room for the return the Phillies got for Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino.

C Sebastian Valle in 2009. (Crosscutters/Dick Hostrander)

Right-hander Brian Sanches was released, ending his second stint with the Phillies.

Sanches, 33, was 3-2 with a 2.50 ERA (39.2IP, 15R/11ER) in 25 games this season with the IronPigs. With the Phillies, Sanches was 0-1 with a 9.95 ERA in 6 1/3 innings.

The Pigs also reassigned right-handed pitcher Justin Friend to Reading.

Last night, the Phillies sold Pigs catcher Tuffy Gosewhisch to Toronto for cash. The Phillies also reassigned LHP Jake Diekman and Joe Savery back to Lehigh.

The R-Phils promoted two players to Lehigh. They were catcher Sebastian Valle and infielder Cesar Hernandez.

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Phils pummel Tigers relievers

Phils SP Roy Halladay throws against the Tigers in GFL action on Friday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Roy Halladay wasn’t given the most glamourous of line ups to pitch behind today. Thankfully, that’s a problem he will only have to encounter this spring.

Doc allowed three runs on four hits in three innings of work while striking out four. He didn’t have a problem with much of the Tigers’ line up, well except for Eric Patterson.

Then again, no one was able to stop Patterson today. Patterson hit two home runs off Halladay and finished the day 4-for-5 with four RBIs.

The Phillies trailed Detroit 4-0 until the 6th inning. That changed quickly when Carlos Ruiz ripped a three-run home run off Adam Wilk.

The Phillies took the lead for good the next inning, putting up a four-spot in the 7th. John Mayberry tied the game with an RBI double and Lou Montanez followed with an RBI single to give the Phils a 5-4 lead.

They tacked on two more with RBIs from Cesar Hernandez and Kevin Frandsen.

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