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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.

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