As expected, the Phillies have made several moves prior to tonight’s game at Citizens Bank Park against the San Diego Padres.
Outfielder-first baseman Laynce Nix was placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 10) with a left calf strain.
Righthander Justin DeFratus was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Righthander Brian Sanches was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Lefthander Jake Diekman was recalled from Lehigh Valley.
In addition, lefthander Raul Valdes and infielder Hector Luna had their contracts selected from Lehigh Valley.
The series of moves began on Wednesday evening when the Phillies optioned lefthander Joe Savery to Lehigh Valley.
The public was tipped off to many of these moves by recently demoted reliever Michael Schwimer, who Thursday tweeted “congrats to Diekman, Valdes and Luna for being called up.”
After being swept in three games by the New York Mets, the Phillies will now entertain the team with the National League’s worst record: the Padres (11-21).
The Phillies (14-18) split a four-game series last month in San Diego.
Here is tonight's lineup:
1. Jimmy Rollins, SS
2. Placido Polanco, 3B
3. Shane Victorino, CF
4. Hunter Pence, RF
5. Ty Wigginton, 1B
6. Carlos Ruiz, C
7. John Mayberry, Jr., LF
8. Freddy Galvis, 2B
9. Vance Worley, P