According to the Express-Times, the Phillies will call up veteran infielder Ronny Cedeno today. No word on who will be sent down from the roster. Cedeno is hitting .286 with one home run and 10 RBI while playing the middle infield.
According to the Lehigh Valley broadcast, via Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly who tweeted this late last night, the Phillies have released Tyson Gillies. Haven’t heard any other news from any sources yet on this, but will keep an eye/ear out. If so, the Phillies have finally give up on a talented, yet oft-injured piece of the Cliff Lee trade. Man, that did not work out AT ALL.
UPDATE: Official word on Gillies is that he cleared waivers and was outrighted off the the Phillies’ 40-man roster and will remain on the Triple-A Lehigh Valley roster.
PhilliesNation’s minor league insider Jay Floyd contacted Gillies for comment today, but the 25-year-old British Columbia native declined to offer any thoughts.
Gillies, who has had repeated disciplinary concerns since joining the Phillies organization and reportedly had a verbal bout with coaches over being removed from a game last week, is batting .217 with two homers and 10 RBI in 37 games with the IronPigs this year.