Phillies Promote Escalona In Wake Of Myers Injury

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Sat, May 30, 2009 10:23 AM | Comments: 12
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MLB.com reports the Phillies have placed Brett Myers on the 15-day disabled list, promoting reliever Sergio Escalona. In three appearances, the lefty is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA, two strikeouts and no walks.

The Phillies have yet to name a starter for Tuesday’s game against the Padres.

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  • Posts: 0 Ed R. (formerly just Ed)

    Interesting…I wonder if when Romero comes back and a starter has to be named that they will just send Taschner down to bring up a starter and then what? Does Escalona go back down to make room for Romero?

    I guess I don’t get replacing a starter with a bullpen arm when you are going to need a starter in a few days. Unless you are considering putting Park back in the rotation which I don’t think Charlie has any intention of doing.

  • Posts: 0 pb

    With Thursday being an off day they can move up the starters so they won’t need a starter till later in the week. Then I guess Tascher down for JC and Mayberry down for a starter or the other way around.

    Using 2 options on a guy in like a month kinda sucks

  • Posts: 0 Andrew R.

    Wow. This can be one of two things. #1. Park goes back to the rotation, which I do not think will happen, and I pray it doesn’t. OR #2. Escalona is being showcased a little bit here. Show that he can be effective at the major league level.

  • Posts: 0 Ben

    Yeah, Andrew good point. I get the feeling they want to show the Astros/Mariners/Whoever that these guys like Mayberry and Escalona can help out right away if you trade for them.

  • Posts: 0 Ed R. (formerly just Ed)

    That would be great Ben if Mayberry was ever used.

  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    pb, they’re not using two options on Escalona if they send him down. One option covers as many up and down moves as they want for an entire year. Options count for a year at a time, not per transaction. Each player is allowed three option (years), but also have the possibility of a fourth if they have not completed 5 years of major league service. So, they’re only using one option on him…which may not count at all if he isn’t on the ML roster for at least 20 days for the entire season.

  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    pb: You waste an option the first time you bring someone up during a season. By rule, you can move someone up and down all season from there without wasting any more options.

    So basically, the first time they brought up Escalona they burned an option. The next option would be burned next season if he’s with the club.

    It explains why Condrey was allowed to move up and down throughout 2007.

  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    uh…isn’t that what I just said?

  • Posts: 0 tk

    hopefully when jc comes back, taschner will be gone…he couldnt even handle one inning in that last game

  • Posts: 0 pb

    cool thanks tim, that makes sense….another question when you call some up in september does that count as using an option? Because phuturephillies.com has Lou Marson as having 2 options left, and he was up in september last season and once this season.

  • Posts: 0 Justin

    it shouldn’t. He was called up this year which counts as the option used. thats probably why it says he has 2 options left.

  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Justin: correct.

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