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Phillies add 2 relievers to active roster, send Brogdon, Jones to Triple A


Prior to Thursday’s series opener against the Marlins, the Phillies activated right-handed pitcher James Norwood (bereavement list) and selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Andrew Bellatti from Lehigh Valley. Joe Girardi told reporters after Wednesday’s game that relievers Connor Brogdon and Damon Jones were optioned to Lehigh Valley.

The Phillies are sending Connor Brogdon to Triple A. (Cheryl Pursell)

To make room for Bellatti on the 40-man roster, the Phillies transferred right-handed pitcher Sam Coonrod (right shoulder strain) to the 60-day injured list.

Norwood, 28, was claimed off waivers by the Phillies from San Diego during spring training. He left camp to attend to a personal matter. He has a 3.67 career ERA in 27 innings pitched in the big leagues.

Bellatti, 30, returned to the majors last season for a cup of coffee with the Marlins after going six seasons since his last big league appearance.

Brogdon, who is expected to be a big part of the Phillies bullpen in 2022, was presumably sent down to work on getting his velocity back on track. His fastball, which averaged around 96 mph in 2021, averaged around 94 mph in Wednesday’s series finale against the Mets.

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