Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
Erik Kratz has logged more than 2,200 at-bats in minor league baseball since 2002, plus a brief time with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Should the need for more quality arms emerge for the Phillies, they have some real options at AAA Lehigh Valley. Right at the top of that list is 6’8″ righthander Michael Schwimer.
With the big league club practically sold out for the season, Phillies marketing director Michael Harris says the team is airing new TV commercials promoting its minor league teams.
The Phillies recalled left-hander Mike Zagurski from triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.
The Phillies placed lefthander J.C. Romero on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with a right calf strain.