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.

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