Friday, December 26, 2014

Gload placed on paternity list; Mayberry returns

PITTSBURGH -- The stay at triple-A Lehigh Valley lasted all of one day for John Mayberry Jr.

Gload placed on paternity list; Mayberry returns

John Mayberry is back with the Phillies while Ross Gload is on paternity leave. (Michael Bryant/Staff file photo)
John Mayberry is back with the Phillies while Ross Gload is on paternity leave. (Michael Bryant/Staff file photo)

PITTSBURGH -- The stay at triple-A Lehigh Valley lasted all of one day for John Mayberry Jr.

The outfielder is back in Pittsburgh with the Phillies to replace Ross Gload, who was placed on the paternity leave list Saturday.

Gload can stay on the list for 24 to 72 hours. It is a new roster option instituted by Major League Baseball this season.

Mayberry was 1 for 4 with the IronPigs in Charlotte on Friday night. This latest roster move does nothing to affect Mayberry's option status. In an option year, a team can recall and option a player as often as it wants without ramification.

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If he spends more than 20 days in the minors this season, it uses up his third and final option year.

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The lineup for Game 2 at PNC Park:

1. Jimmy Rollins 6
2. Placido Polanco 5
3. Chase Utley 4
4. Ryan Howard 3
5. Shane Victorino 8
6. Raul Ibanez 7
7. Domonic Brown 9
8. Dane Sardinha 2
9. Kyle Kendrick 1


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