Analysis

Asche hits DL, De Fratus Returns

Bad news for the Phillies as 3B Cody Asche has hit the DL with a left hammy strain. Justin De Fratus takes his spot on the Phillies roster.

Asche has had a bright May, hitting .317 with 5 doubles and 3 homers. His defense has been suspect, but he’s definitely picked it up with the bat. Cesar Hernandez and Reid Brignac look to pick up the slack with Asche down. Doesn’t look like Maikel Franco is an option…yet.

The 21-year-old has been out of Lehigh Valley’s lineup for two days, described as “under the weather”.

For the IronPigs, De Fratus sported a 4.50 ERA with three saves in 15 games. The 26-year-old notched 13 strike outs while walking four batters over 16 innings during his stint with Lehigh Valley.

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