The Phillies claimed 37-year old reliever Rick White off waivers yesterday from the Reds. On the season, White has gone 1-0 with one save and a 6.26 ERA in 26 games. He was designated for assignment on Monday but was grabbed by the Phils for use in middle relief. The Phils already have one of the best bullpens in the league so the addition of the righty is an odd choice. For instance, last night despite being scheduled for a start next Wednesday, Scott Mathieson came on in relief of the beleaguered Ryan Madson to pitch 4 2/3 solid innings before leaving with a cramp. To make room for White, the Phillies optioned Chris Roberson to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.