The Phillies have called up right handed pitcher Ethan Martin from AAA Lehigh Valley, and he will make his first career big league start on Friday night, the team announced today.
Phillies to call up third base prospect Cody Asche.
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will be giving away a free funeral or memorial service on what they’re calling their “Celebration Of Life” night on August 20th at Coca-Cola Park.
A fourth-round pick of the Phillies in the 2011 MLB Draft, Asche started the 2012 season in Clearwater with the Single-A Threshers. After hitting .349 there, he was promoted to Double-A Reading in June where he proceeded to hit .300.
After spending the end of last season with AA Reading, the 21-year-old Joseph is currently adjusting to life at AAA as the youngest member of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
For the past several years, the Phillies’ AAA team has been an older squad, featuring a roster filled with former major leaguers looking for another shot and long-time veteran minor leaguers.
IronPigs GM says players with highest urinal video game scores could be featured on the big screen.