Phillies Recall Diekman, Option Cloyd – Phillies Nation

Phillies Recall Diekman, Option Cloyd

According to Michael LoRé, the Phillies have recalled LHP reliever Jake Diekman and, in a corresponding move, have optioned RHP starter Tyler Cloyd to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Diekman will join the team tomorrow night in Denver.

Diekman, 26, has a 5.70 ERA in 30 IP for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs but has pitched well recently, giving up only one hit through his last five appearances, allowing no runs and striking out nine. Cloyd heads back to Lehigh Valley after a short five inning outing against the Twins where he gave up one earned but walked three and gave up six hits.

John Lannan will be activated from the DL Monday to fill Cloyd’s spot in the rotation.



  1. DavidE

    June 13, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Not sure why the team would send Cloyd down. He has been a bright spot in the last week and has pitched well in 5 of 6 games. I am sure some team will be interested.

    • Ken Bland

      June 13, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Perhaps, David, you are suggesting Cloyd be part of the bullpen. Personally, I see no reason why Lannan shouldn’t be given his spot back, and Zambrano might fit in the rotation pretty soon (or the pen, assumedly taking the spoit Cloyd would get.

      Besides that, and more importantly, Cloyd’s pretty important right now. Kendrick gets pretty expensive next year, and the Phils might be inclined to let him walk, so he’s a possible trade cdidate at the deadline. The Giants, as a mention could well be in the pitching market, and might have higher ambitions, but I think KK could do pretty well over there. If they deal him, you see the value of a Cloyd being kept in a starting role. Sort of like Hernandez is better off playing everyday, and to me, it looks like an extra half year of minors experience would be beneficial. Even a few weeks, should Chase be dealt. Cloyd might not need extra ninors experience, but that starters rhythm is pretty valuble.

  2. George

    June 13, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Lannan will be activated, which is why Cloyd was sent out. Lannan wasn’t bad before his injury (his one bad outing was because of that injury). He may actually be better than Cloyd, and go deeper in most of his starts, but only time will tell.

    In the meantime, Diekman gets a chance to out-perform Horst, Savery, or Bastardo, which doesn’t seem all that hard. However, I have zero confidence in his ability to do that, considering he’s never shown much abilty at getting the ball over the plate.

  3. pamikedc

    June 13, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Go Jake!!!!

  4. Rob h

    June 14, 2013 at 2:27 am

    He may not work out but at least he’s got good stuff. Whether he can throw strikes remains to be seen.
    It’s time to do a mini blow up if rube is opposed to trading everyone. Utley Kendrick chooch should be dealt. I’m on the fence with papelbon and especially lee. If you can get sure fire prospects then I guess pull the trigger if not I’d rather have them around. The problem is there are no position players in lower levels making it hard to trade Rollins/utley but if you don’t trade them now we will be stuck with them unless the really catch fire at some point.

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