Phillippe Aumont sticks as Phillies option Michael Schwimer

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Phillippe Aumont is likely to spend the remainder of the season in the majors. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

In somewhat of a surprise move, it was Michael Schwimer who temporarily lost his job Thursday in the latest Phillies bullpen shuffle.

Schwimer was optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley to make space for lefty Jeremy Horst, who was activated from the paternity leave list. It's temporary, solely because Schwimer will almost certainly be back once rosters expand Sept. 1.

For now, it secures a spot for Phillippe Aumont, who is likely to spend the remainder of the season in the majors.

Schwimer, at times, was one of the more dependable arms in a tattered Phillies bullpen. The 26-year-old righty had a 1.93 ERA in 23 1/3 innings during a two-month stretch that began June 10. Recently, he was hit hard in his previous three outings, surrendering eight hits and five runs in 2 2/3 innings.

The addition of Josh Lindblom took away many of Schwimer's chances in the eighth inning.


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