Phillies Call-Up Mike Fontenot
The Phillies purchased the contract of infielder Mike Fontenot from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the team transferred utility man Michael Martinez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Fontenot, who signed a minor league deal with the Phillies last month, hit .300 over his first 15 game with the IronPigs. The 31-year-old batted .227 in just 252 plate appearances with the Giants last year. Fontenot could split playing time with rookie Freddy Galvis at second base and give some life to the Phillies offense.
While he is not a power bat, Fontenot has a .263 career average and he can play some shortstop as well. The team also added Hector Luna another guy who can bounce around the diamond and play multiple positions.