In the wake of Wil Nieves injuring himself in the ninth inning of yesterday’s game, the Phillies have recalled catcher Cameron Rupp and optioned OF Aaron Altherr to Double-A Reading. Rupp, 25, hit four homers in his first four games of the 2014 campaign with the IronPigs but has only two since April 9. Rupp is hitting just .167/.295/.370 with six homers but did have a two-hit game last night.
Analysis: This will tell you all you need to know, for now, about Nieves, tweaking his quad. If this was a longer-term injury, I would have to imagine veteran MLB back-up Koyie Hill would have been added to the 40-man roster to serve as the back-up. But with a short-term injury, and no DL trip announced, Rupp won’t miss out on significant playing time he would have received in Lehigh Valley to play sparingly in Philadelphia.