Dobbs Out, Ruiz DL, Rollins Back, Zagurski Back
The Phillies just announced they have designated Greg Dobbs for assignment.
They also placed Carlos Ruiz on the 15-day disabled list with a concussion, activated Jimmy Rollins from the DL and recalled Mike Zagurski. Scott Mathieson also has been optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. This means the Phillies bench is Juan Castro, Wilson Valdez, Brian Schneider, Ross Gload and Ben Francisco.
I’m not completely shocked the Phillies designated Dobbs. He has struggled. He is hitting just .152 with one homer and six RBIs, and is just 1-for-25 as a pinch-hitter. I’ll get the details on the DFA, but if he is not traded and clears waivers I believe the Phillies could outright him to Triple-A where he could play regularly, get at-bats and possibly rejoin the Phillies once he’s hitting better.