Yes people it is true! Joe Savery was used as the team’s DH in the Clearwater Threshers game vs the Daytona Cubs. Savery was 1-3 at the plate with a sac bunt, two ground outs and a double in the game.
After not swinging a bat in a game for more than a year he was called on to do just that for the Threshers in the game on Friday night. NEVER in my 10+ years of going to minor league games in Clearwater has a pitcher been put into a game as the DH. Never even to hit for one single at bat.
I don’t even want to be the one that starts the rumor mill going, but either this was a desperate move by the Threshers’ manager for a team in last place or a calculated move by the Phillies office. Either this team has reached an extraordinary low or the Phillies front office may be shopping Joe Savery for a trade. Is that even possible?
I can’t believe that a minor league manager would be allowed to do this in the Phillies minor league system without some sort of up top approval.
P.S. The Clearwater Threshers had Andrew Carpenter bobblehead night tonight as well, and even that was messed up. The team name was misspelled on the bobblehead as the CLEARWATER THRESAERS.