According to the Jeff Schuler of the Morning Call, Catcher Paul Hoover will be recalled Thursday by the Phillies to fill the role as third catcher for the month of September. Hoover, 33, has played more of a role in Lehigh Valley then originally expected with the trade of Lou Marson, and has been solid, hitting .253 with 1 HR and 28 RBI in 73 games this year. Hoover has thrown out 23% of runners trying to steal on him this year. As is typical in September, especially of the #3 catcher, expect extremely limited playing time (if at all for Hoover).
The Phils will need to make a corresponding 40 man roster move to make room for Hoover.
Update (from phuturephillies)–> Joel Naughton was designated for assignment. This seems like a risky move.
Update: Lehigh Valley relief pitcher Steven Register was also removed from the 40 man and designated for assigment today. This move was necessary because of the activation of Antonio Bastardo from the 60 day DL. Bastardo was assigned to Reading (AA). Register will now have to clear waivers prior to returning to the Lehigh Valley bullpen.