As reported yesterday on Scott Lauber’s blog, Philled In, Jason Donald has been in Clearwater for about a week rehabbing from knee surgery. Donald should be back in the Lehigh Valley lineup right around the International League all star break.
Andy Martino, the beat writer from the Inquirer mentioned yesterday that he believed the best candidate for the Phillies bullpen may come from within. He specifically mentioned the possibility of Kyle Drabek in a bullpen role in Philly this year. Thoughts?
Several additions to the Lakewood roster today: Of Vladimir DeLos Santos, C Ryan Gugel, RHP Jordan Ellis and RHP Freddie Ballestas.
In Williamsport, 7 shutout innings from 22 year old Siulman Lebron, in the 1-0 Crosscutter victory last night. Lebron (2-0) gave up just two hits over his 7 innings, while walking one and striking out 10.
A transaction of note has catcher Sebastian Valle being sent from Lakewood to Williamsport. In Williamsport he will presumably play every day, rather than sit behind Travis D’Arnaud in Lakewood.
A rough first couple of games for top Phils pick Kelly Dugan. 0-8 with 3 strikeouts in the GCL. On the bright side, 18 year old pitcher Julio Rodriguez threw five shutout innings in the GCL Phils 2-1 win last night. He gave up just 3 hits and struck out 7.
Oh, and Michael Taylor had another three hit game for Reading raising his average to .340. He is making it extremely tough to keep him at AA, and dare I say “untouchable”?