Phillies Add De Los Santos to the Active Roster
The Phillies shuffled their roster some more on Tuesday evening ahead of game two against the Milwaukee Brewers. With closer Hector Neris throwing 40 pitches on Monday night, the Phillies might be a little short-handed. The Phillies brought back a pitcher who has not seen the major leagues in a couple seasons.
The Phillies announced prior to Tuesday's game that they have selected the contract of Enyel De Los Santos. To make room, the Phillies optioned Cristopher Sanchez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The Phillies might have simply called up the fresher arm for Monday.
De Los Santos last pitched for the Phillies in 2019, when he made five appearances including one start. In 11 innings, he struck out nine and pitched to a 7.36 earned run average. In 2018, De Los Santos made eight appearances, including two starts, going 1-0 with a 4.74 earned run average in 19 innings.
The Phillies designated his contract for assignment in July of 2020 and De Los Santos went unclaimed. De Los Santons remained in the organization and was invited to Major League Spring Training. Reports out of Spring Training were that he looked good, though he had a 10.50 earned run average after seven games when the Grapefruit League was all said and done.
The Phillies could be keeping De Los Santos handy in case they need a long outing from a reliever. Aaron Nola is on the mound, so the Phillies could be hoping for some length from their ace.
More roster moves are likely forthcoming. Both Jean Segura and Ronald Torreyes reported to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make rehab appearances. Both players are in the IronPigs lineup Tuesday night.
The intriguing part of this move is that the Phillies will have a full 40-man roster when Torreyes is ready. The 40-man space for De Los Santos existed due to the COVID-19 status of Torreyes. The Phillies will have to clear space on their roster upon his return.