Righthander Scott Mathieson has been released by the Philadelphia Phillies, allowing him to sign with a team in Asia.
De Fratus has spent most of the season at AA Reading, going 4-0 in 23 games with eight saves and a 2.10 ERA. That work got the Phillies’ 11th-round pick in the 2007 draft promoted to AAA on June 16th.
To take his place on the roster, righthander Scott Mathieson is being brough back from AAA Lehigh Valley.
He spent the last several years overcoming a roster’s worth of injury problems to get back to the big leagues with the Phillies.
Righthand reliever Scott Mathieson is hoping to be in the mix for a spot this season.