Phillies Recall Garcia, Option Aumont to AAA – Phillies Nation

Phillies Recall Garcia, Option Aumont to AAA

In somewhat of a surprising move, the Phillies have optioned RHP Phillippe Aumont to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make room for RHP Luis Garcia. In a corresponding move, Garcia was added to the 40-man roster by placing RHP Mike Adams on the 60-day DL. Since his return from Triple-A, Aumont has posted a 4.26 ERA, registering a hold but surrendering a .393 OBP-against.

Garcia, 26, began the year with Clearwater after spending 2012 with the independent Newark Bears. Garcia posted a 1.67 ERA in 31 MiLB appearances across Clearwater, Reading, and Lehigh Valley with 9.3 K/9 IP. His most recent stop was in Lehigh Valley, where he posted a 1.29 ERA in seven innings. Garcia was originally signed as an international free agent in 2006 at age 19 by the Dodgers and was traded to the Nationals organization for Ronnie Belliard in 2009. Garcia spent 2011 out of organized baseball.

According to Matt Provence, Garcia cut hair and worked as a mover in 2011 and parts of 2012, essentially giving up on baseball. He now throws in the high-90s and 26 of his 30 appearances have been scoreless affairs.



  1. Ken Bland

    July 9, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    From the scribes…

    Gelb…A scout on Garcia: “Throws pretty hard. Didn’t love his offspeed. Thought he was an org guy.”

    Housenick reports Dubee’s never seen Garcia pitch. Ain’t no thang. He never saw Durbin pitch this year either,

    Best guess…has some potential and a level of curiousity attached to it. Somebody doing better than expected, times however many peeps is at the essence of this series of 161 must wins in a row.

  2. Double Trouble Del

    July 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    As much as I disagree with one of the hosts on his afternoon talk show, I do agree with his assessment of Aumont, specifically that he doesn’t trust his fastball and doesn’t have the demeanor to pitch in the majors.

    I repeatedly fault our scouts for doing a poor job in evaluating who we got back in the Cliff Lee deal and feel no better about leaving them to evaluate the talent we can expect back in the July trade deadline deals to come.

  3. c. schreiber

    July 9, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    2012 with the Newark Bears!!!!~ This is the best we can recall??? Moyer can still pitch and why not bring back MiniMart..we have given up.

  4. Dave

    July 10, 2013 at 8:19 am

    When you have a pile of slop in the bullpen, it’s worth a shot. In addition, he can cut the players hair and handle office moves in the front office.

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