Shane Victorino is back with the Phillies and will bat sixth in today’s line up. But to make room for him, someone had to go.
The options: Michael Martinez offered back to his former team as a Rule 5 player; Ben Francisco optioned for assignment; Ross Gload put on the DL.
What the Phillies did: Send John Mayberry, Jr. back down to AAA Lehigh Valley. Are you kidding me?
Mayberry went from starter to minor leaguer in a matter of 48 hours. Is Martinez really that important to this team? Francisco isn’t even a thought anymore. And Ross Gload… the guy is hurt and can’t hit or run!
I just don’t know. Whatever. Welcome back, Victorino.