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Schwimer: Diekman, Valdes and Luna Called Up

So it looks like the Phillies are making more than one change to the 25-man roster before Friday’s series opener aganist the Padres. The team announced Wednesday they had optioned left-hander Joe Savery to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. They said then they would make a corresponding move Friday.

But Triple-A right-hander Michael Schwimer announced on his Twitter account today that left-handers Jake Diekman and Raul Valdes and infielder Hector Luna are headed to Philadelphia. The Phillies have not made any official moves, and have not returned calls seeking confirmation. Right-hander Brian Sanches and catcher Erik Kratz are the most likely to be sent out. Laynce Nix also could be DL’s because of a strained left calf, which would keep Kratz around.

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Got a book signing tonight. Check out the information below!

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Jim Salisbury and I co-authored the book The Rotation, which is now available. Check it out here! Here are our upcoming book signings:

  • TONIGHT: Tredyfrrin Public Library in Stafford, PA, 7:30 p.m.
  • June 2: Citizens Bank Park, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • June 16: Barnes & Noble, 4801 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Del., 2:00 p.m.

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The Utley Confusion

There have been a lot of questions regarding Chase Utley’s injured knees.

Ruben Amaro Jr. tried to answer them yesterday.

Read the story here.

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The Phillies optioned left-hander Jake Diekman to Minor League camp this morning. They also reassigned right-handers Scott Elarton and Brian Sanches. Diekman and Elarton opened some eyes this camp.

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Jim Salisbury and I co-authored the book The Rotation, which is now available. Check it out here!

Here are our upcoming book signings:

  • April 2: Barnes & Noble in Plymouth Meeting, PA, 7 p.m.
  • April 3: Chester County Book Company in West Chester, PA, 7 p.m.
  • April 26: Barnes & Noble in Marlton, NJ, 7 p.m.

Contract Goodies

Here is some random contract info, if you like to look at these types of things. Some of these — like Papelbon — you might have seen. Others you probably haven’t.

Enjoy.

(in alphabetical order)

  • Ryan Feierabend. Minor League contract for $17,000/mo. Agreement for Major League contract for $135,000. $495,000 in Majors. If not on 25-man roster by June 15, player will be released if requested.
  • Kevin Frandsen. Minor League contract for $16,500/mo. Agreement for Major League contract for $100,000. $575,000 in Majors. Major League invitation to Spring Training.
  • Pat Misch. Minor League contract for $18,000/mo. Agreement for Major League contract for $120,000. $470,000 in Majors. If not on 25-man roster by June 15, player will be released if requested. Player may sign with Korea or Taiwan team for $25,000; with Japan team for $50,000, if prior to Feb. 15; $75,000 if between Feb. 15 – March 31; $150,000 if after March 31. Major League invitation to Spring Training.
  • Jonathan Papelbon. $50,000,058. $11,000,058 in 2012; $13,000,000 in 2013; $13,000,000 in 2014; and $13,000,000 in 2015. Vesting Option for $13,000,000 in 2016. Option vests if 55 games finished in 2015 or 100 games finished in 2014-2015 and NOT on the DL at the end of 2015 with right shoulder or elbow injury. Plus: $50,000 for All Star; $100,000 for World Series MVP; $50,000 for LCS MVP; $100,000 for Cy Young or Rolaids ($75,000-2nd; $50,000-3rd); $50,000 for Gold Glove. Limited no-trade provision.
  • Scott Podsednik. Minor League contract for $17,000/mo. Agreement for Major League contract for $150,000. $750,000 in Majors. Plus: $25,000 for 200 plate appearances; $25,000 for 250 plate appearances; $25,000 for 300 plate appearances; $25,000 for 350 plate appearances. Plus: $25,000 for All Star ($15,000 selection); $50,000 for MVP; $25,000 for World Series MVP; $25,000 for LCS MVP; $25,000 for Silver Slugger; $25,000 for Gold Glove; $25,000 for Comeback Player of the Year. If not on 25-man roster by June 1, player will be released for 25-man spot on another team if requested. Major League invitation to Spring Training.
  • Carlos Rivera. $78,250 in Minors. $480,000 in Majors.
  • Brian Sanches. Minor League contract for $18,000/mo. Agreement for Major League contract for $120,000. $625,000 in Majors. Major League invitation to Spring Training.
  • Brian Schneider. $800,000. Plus: $50,000 for 65 games; $50,000 for 75 games; $50,000 for 85 games; $50,000 for 95 games. Plus: $50,000 for All Star ($25,000 selection); $100,000 for MVP; $100,000 for World Series MVP; $50,000 for LCS MVP; $50,000 for Gold Glove.
  • Raul Valdes. Minor League contract for $15,000/mo. Agreement for Major League contract for $100,000. $450,000 in Majors. Major League invitation to Spring Training.
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