Phillies Bring Diekman, Valdes, Luna to the Bigs

Diekman heads to the bigs for the first time. (PhoulBallz)

As expected, the Phillies have made a bevy of roster moves today. The news was actually broken by Iron Pigs relief pitcher Michael Schwimer yesterday on Twitter.

Righty Brian Sanches was sent down to Triple-A, righty Justin De Fratus was moved to the 60-day DL as he continues to recover from elbow trouble, and Laynce Nix hits the 15-day DL with a left calf strain.

To the majors go lefties Jake Dikeman and Raul Valdes, and utility man Hector Luna.

The Phillies are looking for a shot of life here…can they find it from these three?

For more on all the players involved, click here.

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  1. bacardipr05

    May 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Perhaps Diekman can be a pleasant surprise. Not expecting much from Valdes. Luna will just be another AAAA call up.

  2. Tom

    May 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    No we have ZERO left handed pop!!

    • schmenkman

      May 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      That’s true, Nix is one of their better hitters vs. RHPs, although Pence is even better vs. righties, and Victorino and Ruiz are about as good. But either way they’re losing one of their top 4 hitters vs. RHPs.

      • c schreiber

        May 11, 2012 at 9:29 pm

        Where’s Rauuuuul.

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