A couple of quick notes. . .
1) The Phillies have claimed infielder Carlos Rivero from the Cleveland Indians to bring their 40-man roster total to 34 players. Rivero, a right-handed hitter from Venezuela who turns 23 on May 20, played short stop in the Indians system. He hit .232/.278/.325 with six home runs in 496 at-bats last season for Double-A Akron. He is a career .255/.315/.361 hitter in the minors.
He sounds like a minor league inventory guy, a la Brian Bocock.
2) If you have any interest in seeing a player who has developed into perhaps the top relief arm in the Phillies system, tune into MLB Network on Saturday at 9 p.m. to catch the Arizona Fall League's Rising Stars game. Righthander Justin DeFratus, a will represent the Phillies.