Phillies Designate Chad Qualls For Assignment
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Phillies announced the following roster moves via press release:
Right-hander Brian Sanches and left-hander Jeremy Horst had their contracts selected from triple-A Lehigh Valley, Senior Vice President and General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced today. To make room for them on the 25-man roster, left-hander Joe Savery was optioned to Lehigh Valley after last night’s game and right-hander Chad Qualls was designated for assignment today.
Sanches, 33, is 0-1 with an 11.25 ERA in three appearances with the Phillies this season. For Lehigh Valley, he has posted a 3-1 record with a 2.28 ERA with five walks and 29 strikeouts in 21 games. In 192 major league appearances, Sanches is 13-7 with a 3.71 ERA in 232.2 innings.
Horst has gone 2-1 with two saves and a 2.11 ERA in 26 games with the IronPigs this season. Since April 28, Horst has posted a 1.61 ERA with 22 strikeouts in 27.1 innings for Lehigh Valley. The 26-year-old made 12 relief appearances with the Cincinnati Reds last season, posting a 2.93 ERA in 15.1 innings.
Savery is 0-2 with a 5.87 ERA in 17 games for the Phillies in 2012. After posting a 3.06 ERA in his first 14 appearances with Philadelphia this season, he has allowed nine earned runs in his last 5.1 innings (15.19 ERA).
Qualls, 33, has gone 1-1 with a 4.60 ERA in 35 games for the Phillies this year. He began the season with six straight scoreless appearances, but has posted a 5.68 ERA with a .333 average against over his last 29 games.
Horst will wear #47.