October 18, 2012
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The Phillies shook up their roster a bit today, making some room on their 40-man roster.
Starting with pitching, reliever Tyson Brummett was put on waivers and claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays. Brummett, 28, made his Major League debut in September, allowing a pair of hits and striking out two in his only appearance of the season.
The Phillies also outrighted infielder Pete Orr and catcher Steven Lerud from their 40-man roster, leaving the Phillies with 37 players and four players on the 60-day DL.
Orr, 33, spent the last two years with the Phillies and Triple-A affiliate Lehigh Valley. With the Phillies he hit .253 with nine of his 38 hits being extra-base hits.
Lerud, 28, played almost the entire season with Double-A Reading. Lerud did get 10 at-bats with the Phillies, notching a pair of singles.
August 24, 2012
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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.