Phillies Add Catcher Raywilly Gomez


In what appears to be the final move in a series of roster changes predicated by this weekend’s doubleheader, the Phillies traded the recently designated for assignment Ronny Cedeno to Arizona for minor league catcher Raywilly Gomez.

Gomez, 24, is a career .286/.369/.367 hitter across seven minor league seasons and has been assigned to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Gomez could factor into the ‘Pigs plans, at least temporarily, as both Cameron Rupp and Koyie Hill are with the Major League club.

If you are following along at home, Cedeno was designated for assignment to create a roster spot for starter Sean O’Sullivan, who was then designated for assignment this weekend to create a roster spot for Andres Blanco. This trade looks to be a small win for the Phillies as Gomez profiles as a Major League back-up.

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