First baseman Andy Tracy’s stay with the Phillies was short-lived.
The Phillies designated him for assignment today and purchased the contract of pitcher Andrew Carpenter from Double A Reading.
Carpenter is being called up largely because the length of last night’s game leaves the bullpen thin. It seems unlikely that Clay Condrey would be available and the Phillies used everyone else. Tonight’s starter, Kyle Kendrick, ended up warming up in the 13th inning and threw about 40 pitches in the bullpen.
Carpenter is 6-8, with a 5.67 ERA in 16 games for Reading.
Tracy, 34, was back in the big leagues for the first time since 2004 when he was called up from Triple A Lehigh Valley over the weekend to replace the injured Geoff Jenkins. Tracy was batting .288 with 21 home runs and 84 RBI at Lehigh Valley.