The Philadelphia Phillies have traded reliever Michael Schwimer to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league first baseman Art Charles.
Ryan Zimmerman’s pinch-hit single in the top of the 10th inning lifted the Washington Nationals past the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Tuesday in the first game of a day-night-doubleheader.
The Phillies have made a roster move, acquiring left-handed hitting outfielder John Bowker from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Finally, last week, Michael Schwimer made his Major League debut in Washington, pitching three effective innings.
Ian Desmond hit a tying homer with two outs in the ninth inning, then Jonny Gomes was hit by a pitch from Brad Lidge with the bases loaded in the 10th on Sunday, giving the Washington Nationals an unlikely 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Phillies have placed third baseman Placido Polanco on the disabled list. To take his place on the roster, righthanded reliever Michael Schwimer is expected to be recalled from AAA Lehigh Valley.
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.