Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Phillies Recall Lefty Adam Morgan

Adam Morgan exits the Phillies bullpen (Brandon Apter/Sports Talk Philly)
Adam Morgan re-joins the Phillies bullpen (Brandon Apter/Sports Talk Philly)

The Phillies have not gotten the type of production from Joely Rodriguez that one might expect from a club’s only left-handed reliever.  After yesterday’s loss to the Texas Rangers, the Phillies optioned starter Nick Pivetta to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.  The Phillies turned to a familiar face for his replacement: left-handed pitcher Adam Morgan.

This may be a matter of ease more than it is anything else.  Morgan was optioned to Triple-A after two appearances and compiling a 10.50 earned run average.  Down at Lehigh Valley he was not much better.  Morgan made 10 appearances, going 0-1 with a 6.08 earned run average.

The Phillies will have to make another roster move before Aaron Nola makes his scheduled start Sunday in Pittsburgh.  As we wrote yesterday, pitchers Pat Venditte and Hoby Milner have not given up a run so far in the 2017 season and both can pitch from the left side, but the Phillies would have to clear some 40-man roster space first.

Maybe the Phillies will clear some space on the 40-man roster later, but for now, the Phillies turned to the only reliever on the 40-man roster not currently in the Major Leagues.

Best of 97.3 ESPN

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://973espn.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 97.3 ESPN VIP CLUB quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 97.3 ESPN VIP CLUB contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.