Phillies Add Drew Hutchinson to the Roster, DFA Rupp
The Phillies have selected the contract of veteran right-hander Drew Hutchinson, and designated Cameron Rupp for assignment.
The move means Hutchinson has made the Phillies Opening Day roster.
The 27-year old has had a solid spring for the Phils, with a 2.75 through 19 2/3 spring innings. He provides the team with some flexibility, he can start and come out-of-the-bullpen. Overall, for his career he has a 4.93 ERA in 82 games, including 74 starts.
As for Rupp, he got lost in the roster numbers shuffle. The 29-year old, who hit 14 home runs last season, has lost the backup catching job to Andrew Knapp behind starter Jorge Alfaro.
He could have some interest on the free agent market, if not he could return to the Phillies organization and play for Lehigh Valley.
Rupp and the Phillies avoided arbitration this offseason, agreeing to a one-year, $2.05 million contract.