Guess what everyone, the Crosscutters season starts Friday night, and the GCL season starts June 20th. More box scores! For now, Thursday’s action.
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Quickly adding to what James posted earlier(Defratus call up), it appears both Cody Overbeck and Phillipe Aumont have been called up to Lehigh Valley from Reading and are on their way to Pawtucket for the ‘Pigs four game series. The three corresponding roster moves for now it seems are the retirement of Ronnie Belliard, the release of Brian Gordon and a call up for Vance Worley.
Update: Add LHP Ryan Edell to the list of call ups from Reading to Lehigh Valley. Edell threw the ball well in the Reading rotation, going 5-1 with a 3.50 ERA in 12 AA starts. He will be plugged in to a rotation spot in Lehigh Valley.
Joe Savery goes from Clearwater to Reading, to take the spot of Cody Overbeck. Savery was hitting .307 with 2 HR and 25 RBI with CLearwater and was the Phils Minor League Player of the Month for April. Also going to Reading are relief pitcher Justin Friend, called up from Clearwater and RP Chance Chapman, sent down from Lehigh Valley. Friend was recently named to the FSL All Star team and was 2-3 with a 2.12 ERA and 19 saves for the Threshers.
Update: The Phillies have signed RHP Tim Redding, 33, to a minor league deal. Redding who has a good deal of major league experience, was pitching for AAA Albuquerque before opting out of his contract. Redding was 2-7 with a 6.59 ERA in 12 starts this season at AAA. Redding last pitched in the majors in 2009 for the Mets.