On Thursday night, Yahoo Sports reporter Jeff Passan reported that catching prospect Jorge Afaro would be making his way to the big leagues and joining the Phillies, according to a source.
Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 26, 2016
Alfaro, a 23-year-old righty slugger, posted a .279 average with 13 home runs and 61 RBI in 90 games for the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils this season.
The six-foot-two 225-pound Colombian was acquired last summer from Texas as part of the Cole Hamels trade.
An All-Star in the Eastern League this year, Alfaro was the subject of a feature here on PhilliesNation just last month.
A teammate of Alfaro’s (I will not state who that was) tweeted a remark, quoting Passan’s tweet on the topic, confirming the promotion, but later deleted his own congratulatory comment, likely after realizing he should not have done so prior to the organization making the announcement.
The transaction comes on the heels of the Phillies trading long-time backstop Carlos Ruiz to the Dodgers on Thursday.