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Phillies Place Schneider On DL; Select Lerud from Reading

PHILADELPHIA — The chances of Brian Schnieder returning next year are growing slimmer.

The Phillies placed the 35-year-old backup catcher on the DL today with a strained hamstring. To fill his spot, they called up catcher Steven Lerud from Reading.

Sebastian Valle was in AAA but the Phillies didn’t want to call him up because it was too soon and they didn’t want to deplete Lehigh any further.

Lerud is batting .235 in AA as the backup to Valle and now Tommy Joseph.

With Erik Kratz’s fine season, he will be the top candidate to be the backup catcher next year for Carlos Ruiz.

Schierholtz, Kratz Auditioning for 2013 Jobs

Phillies C Erik Kratz (left) and OF Nate Schierholtz (right) are among the players hoping to crack the 2013 Phillies.

With this season lost in the standings, the Phillies have nothing to lose in seeing what they have for next year.

The Phillies front office has many decisions to make concerning the 2013 season, and a handful of players currently on the roster are looking to be a part of next year’s rebuilt team.

Newly-acquired outfielder Nate Schierholtz and late-blooming catcher Erik Kratz are two guys that the team is looking at to fill roster positions for next year.

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Phils sign Schneider to one-year deal

The Phillies and catcher Brian Schneider agreed to a one-year deal.

The deal is said to be worth $800,000 and could reach $1 million in incentives tied to games played.

This will be Schneider’s third season with the Phillies as their back up catcher to Carlos Ruiz.

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Sources tell TPP that contracts have been offered to Phils free agents

Kevin Kee of “The Philly Phans” has a source within the organization that the Phillies have offered contracts to both Jimmy Rollins and Cole Hamels.

Kee confirmed his source with TTB directly. All information below is from Kee and his source. More is known, but won’t be released until they are backed up or confirmed.

The Phillies offered Rollins a five-year contract, a deal that he wants, and it looks like he could be back in Philadelphia. It is also believed that Rollins will accept a small hometown discount. (Kee corrected our post: No team will offer Rollins a five-year deal and it’s expected the Phils will be able to get him at a discount and for less years.)

The Phillies also offered an extension to Hamels for a long term contract. A deal should be done before the season starts. Numbers for the deal will be withheld for now but the length should suffice for both sides of the deal.

In regards to back-up catcher Brian Schneider, Cliff Lee special requested the Phillies re-sign the 34-year old.

The Phillies are also still interested in free agent corner infielder/outfielder Michael Cuddyer. They have not offered him a contract yet.

Lidge, Schneider suffer setbacks

It hasn’t been the best day for news today if you’re a Phillies fan.

After the shocking news of John Mayberry being sent down with Shane Victorino’s activation, the Phils found out that both catcher Brian Schneider and reliever Brad Lidge both suffered set backs in their rehabs this past week.

Schneider’s set back came last week. Recovering from a severe hamstring injury, the Phillies said he is back to square one as far as his recovery is concerned. Looks like we will have to get used to Dane Sardinha backing up Carlos Ruiz a little more. Erik Kratz’s name isn’t out of the question either, in my opinion.

Lidge’s set back is a little more frustrating seeing as he’s been trying to get back on the hill ever since the off season. He’s already content with the fact Ryan Madson will remain the closer once he’s healthy so he can mainly focus on his return.

Lidge’s setback is also minor. He hadn’t thrown in a few days due to shoulder stiffness. But assistant GM Scott Proefrock said Lidge will resume throwing this weekend.

Schneider lands on the DL

Update: Brian Schneider has been placed on the 15 day DL. This may be an indication that Carlos Ruiz will be in Philadelphia tomorrow.

Original: Catcher Brian Schneider had to leave last night’s 5-3 win over the Marlins with what the Phillies are calling a strained left hamstring. He will be reevaluated during today’s off day in Atlanta.

“It’s not good,” Schneider said. “We’ll have to see how bad it is.”

Schneider is the second Phillies catcher to get injured, but with Carlos Ruiz expected to catch for Roy Oswalt in a rehab game at single-A Clearwater today, Chooch should return to the Phillies’ lineup by Friday when the Phillies open their series at Atlanta.

With Schneider expected to miss some time, this means Dane Sardinha will most likely stay with the club as the backup catcher.

Oswalt, pen blank Padres

Roy Oswalt had a no-no going through the first 4 2/3 inning. But he also had a high pitch count running.

But despite the battling Padres, they could barely solve the right-hander, let alone score as he and the bull pen combined for a 3-0 shut out win to open the series against San Diego.

Right fielder Ben Francisco makes a catch in the fifth. He homered in the win, his third of the season. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

It was the first time the Phillies won the series opener in five series.

Oswalt allowed only one hit and two walks in his six innings of work, striking out seven. His fastball was full of life despite San Diego hitters fouling off a lot of his pitches.

One of the problems the Phils had was leaving runners on. They went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 20 on in this game, six from Ryan Howard.

Howard’s day was especially rough, going 0-for-5 with four strike outs.

But despite the offensive struggles, Mat Latos had the most frustrating game of the night. Despite sitting down Howard three times, Latos couldn’t get any short at-bats, being lifted after 107 pitches in 4 1/3 innings of work. He allowed three runs, two off solo homers, on four hits and five walks while striking out seven.

The Phils got a pair of solo home runs in the second inning. Ben Francisco hit a ball to dead center. Center fielder Cameron Maybin appeared to have a play on the ball but crashed back-first into the wall as the ball just made it over to give the Phils a 1-o lead.

Two batters later, catch Brian Schneider ripped a shot deep to right center to make it a 2-0 game.

The Phils added one more on a sacrifice fly, fielding error by Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia.

Placido Polanco had a two-hit game for the Phils. Francisco drove in a pair of runs as well.

The pitching overall was tremendous. After Oswalt’s six, David Herndon and Antonio Bastardo combined for the next two innings. Jose Contreras then earned his fifth save of the season in a rough ninth.

HR: Francisco (3), Schneider (2).

WP: Oswalt (3-0). LP: Latos (0-3). S: Contreras (5).

Boxscore.

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