Ransom Up, Bocock Out
The Phillies selected infielder Cody Ransom‘s contract today. They designated infielder Brian Bocock for assignment.
The Phillies hope Ransom is here before the game.
It’s funny, but when news first broke about Chase Utley and Placido Polanco, the thing fans seemed most concerned about — nevermind Utley and Polanco were lost for weeks — was why Bocock got called up instead of Ransom. The explanation: Ransom had been bothered by a balky knee, which forced him to DH a few games. The day the Phillies called up Bocock, Ransom had been scheduled to see a doctor. The Phillies were not going to call up Ransom not knowing if he was healthy.
He is healthy, so now he’s up.
Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Jayson Werth, Raul Ibanez and Shane Victorino are 5-for-35 this week against the Pirates. Wilson Valdez, Dane Sardinha and Greg Dobbs are 7-for-20.
I know everybody want to see the Phillies make a move to fill the hole left by Utley and Polanco, but the big guys need to pick it up. Daniel McCutchen was 0-3 with an 11.00 ERA before he beat the Phillies on Thursday. Ross Ohlendorf had gone 16 consecutive starts without a win until Friday.