Diekman, De Fratus Join Phillies

ATLANTA — Lehigh Valley’s season is officially over, and that leaves the Phillies with a handful of young arms and positon players for the remaining month of the season. Jake Diekman, who had an earlier stint with the Phillies this season, was recalled Saturday afternoon. In 23 appearances, Diekman posted a 4.64 ERA. He started … Continue reading Diekman, De Fratus Join Phillies

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Roster Moves: Diekman, Elarton and Sanches sent down

Right-handed relievers Scott Elarton and Brian Sanches were both re-assigned to minor league camp this morning. Lefty Jake Diekman was optioned as well. Both Elarton and Diekman had good shots at making the Opening Day roster. Elarton was having an up-and-down spring, sprinkling two awful outings in with three good ones. He allowing eight runs … Continue reading Roster Moves: Diekman, Elarton and Sanches sent down

Predicting the 25-man roster for Opening Day

It’s about that time of year again when Opening Day approaches and speculations about the roster arise. In a perfect world, there are no injuries and this guessing game is easy. But for the Phillies, they don’t live in a perfect world. Instead, their two best players are starting the season on the disabled list … Continue reading Predicting the 25-man roster for Opening Day