Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Aaron Altherr replaces grieving Tony Gwynn Jr.

The Phillies placed Tony Gwynn Jr. on the bereavement list and recalled Aaron Altherr from double-A Reading to fill his spot.

Aaron Altherr replaces grieving Tony Gwynn Jr.

0 comments
Tony Gwynn Jr. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Tony Gwynn Jr. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

ATLANTA — Outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. will spend at least three days away from the Phillies as he mourns the death of his father, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. The team placed Gwynn Jr. on the bereavement list and recalled Aaron Altherr from double-A Reading to fill his spot.

Gwynn is permitted to spend between three and seven days on the bereavement list.

The Phillies needed an outfielder to replace Gwynn, and Altherr was the only healthy one on the 40-man roster. Darin Ruf, Zach Collier and Kelly Dugan are injured.

Altherr, 23, has not produced at Reading. He hit .245 there with a .293 on-base percentage and .370 slugging percentage in 52 games. He can play all three outfield positions and offers a speed threat from the bench.


More coverage
 
Gallery: Cole Hamels through the years
 
Follow the Phillies: Download our FREE Pro Baseball app!
 
Buy Phillies jerseys and other gear
 
WATCH: Daily fantasy baseball updates

Have a question? Tweet @magelb with the hashtag #GelbBag for possible use.

0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

The place for up-to-the-minute Phillies coverage from The Inquirer's beat writers and columnists.

Jake Kaplan Inquirer Staff Writer
Bob Brookover Inquirer Columnist
Marc Narducci Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Breen Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter