The Phillies have acquired infielder John McDonald from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations or a player to be named later.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Phillies outrighted catcher Steven Lerud to triple-A Lehigh Valley. No move has been made on the 25-man roster, but one is expected when McDonald joins the team Friday in Los Angeles.
The Inquirer's Matt Gelb calls the move "curious" as the Phillies already solid infield depth in Freddy Galvis and Kevin Frandsen, but moving Galvis to triple-A would allow him to see regular playing time.
Ryan Lawrence of the Daily News agrees that Galvis needs to get more at-bats, something that clearly isn't happening at the major-league level: