Castro, Gillies Return to LV – Phillies Nation

Castro, Gillies Return to LV

Per Matt Provence, utfielders Leandro Castro and Tyson Gillies are on their way back to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Castro, 24, had been on the disabled list with a dislocation of “his left fifth finger“. In 62 games, Castro is hitting .262/.300/.415 with 7 HR and 13 SB. Gillies, 24, returns to the Lehigh Valley after hitting 7 HR in 50 games with Reading. Since May 31, Gillies hit .295/.343/.558 with 5 HR, 3 3B, and 2 SB for Reading with much of the success attributable to an adjustment made in his swing. Gillies is on the 40-man roster while Castro survived this past winter’s Rule 5 draft after being left unprotected.

With Castro and Gillies returning, OF Derrick Mitchell is headed back to Reading and OF Jermaine Mitchell has been released. D. Mitchell, 26, hit just .168/.238/.389 for Lehigh Valley in five games while J. Mitchell, 28, known for his speed and defense, could not make the most out of his third trip through Triple-A, hitting .256/.347/.440 with 13 SB in 17 attempts.



  1. Hogey's Role

    July 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    What are the chances we see one of these guys on the big club this year

  2. DaveP

    July 1, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I would think slim for both, except maybe a September call up. Before Gillies gets his call, it’d likely be Ruf. And before Ruf there needs to be a move made in the outfield.

  3. Double Trouble Del

    July 2, 2013 at 8:55 am

    I wonder how Gillies would fair in cf if Revere moved to right. Automatically the of defense would improve. The lineup would be quicker and younger.

    • Hogey's Role

      July 2, 2013 at 9:25 am

      Gillies is fast, he’s got some pop too, I’d like to see them call up one of these guys soon and just let them play, it’s not gonna hurt our chances any

  4. Pamikedc

    July 2, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Cesar Hernandez has been playing well as of late. And Cody Overbeck has 15hrs. Where does he rank on our prospect list? And his back story? (Ahem Schneckman).

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