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Philadelphia Phillies Call-Up Escalona—WHY?

Published by on May 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

After last night’s game, the Phillies made a roster move, sending last night’s starter Andrew Carpenter to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in exchange for Sergio Escalona.  The move, at first seemed puzzling– why call up a pitcher, and why Escalona?  So, let’s take a closer look at the move.

The Phillies weren’t going to keep Andrew Carpenter on their roster, after his rocky-route to a win on Saturday night, so they had to find someone to replace him.  There were a few options, like third baseman Mike Cervenak, who had a brief stint with the big-club last season. 

Cervenak is currently batting .326 with three home runs and 23 RBI for Lehigh Valley but hurt his wrist Saturday...

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