Minor League Baseball
The Phillies have activated reliever Brad Lidge off the 15-day disabled list and have designated Danys Baez for assignment.
The Phillie Phanatic is recovering after he took a foul ball to his neck and had to go to the hospital last night.
Erik Kratz has logged more than 2,200 at-bats in minor league baseball since 2002, plus a brief time with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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.
Hewitt’s first three seasons didn’t go quite as planned in the Phils’ minor league system. But it looks like he has started to turn the corner in 2011.
The 19-year-old lefthander, a lifelong Phillies fan who went to Germantown Friends School, is enjoying his first full season in his favorite team’s minor league system.
The Threshers lost in walk-off fashion when closer Justin Friend, who leads minor league baseball with 16 saves, allowed the game-winning hit.
KYW’s Matt Leon traveled out to Reading recently and sat down with the R-Phils’ manager, Mark Parent, to talk about the progress of some of the names that Phillies fans have heard a lot about.
An imposing figure at 6’5″, Rizzotti is hitting a lusty .351 this season with 8 home runs and 30 RBI.