Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cameron Rupp to make debut Tuesday

Cameron Rupp spent his first week in the majors on the bench. The Texan's debut will come Tuesday night when he bats eighth and catches Tyler Cloyd in a series opener vs. San Diego.

Cameron Rupp to make debut Tuesday

Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp.   (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff Photographer)
Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp. (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff Photographer)

Cameron Rupp spent his first week in the majors on the bench. The Texan's debut will come Tuesday night when he bats eighth and catches Tyler Cloyd in a series opener vs. San Diego.

Rupp has not batted nor played an inning since his recall Sept. 3. He has bided time by catching some bullpen sessions and being a wallflower in the clubhouse. The 24-year-old started 2013 at double-A Reading.

Interim manager Ryne Sandberg said he was looking for the right spot to use Rupp. With Cloyd pitching, it offers a chance for familiarity between two players who spent much of the season at triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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