After last night's 14-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies designated left-handed reliever Joely Rodriguez for assignment.  The Phillies have three arms at Triple-A Lehigh Valley that pitch from the left side, all pitching well this seasons: Hoby Milner, Cesar Ramos, and Pat Venditte.   Of those three, both Ramos and Milner had extended outings last night for the IronPigs, who played a doubleheader. In search of a fresh arm, the Phillies have turned to right-handed reliever Casey Fien to take Rodriguez's place on the roster.

Fien appeared in eight games for the IronPigs since being acquired from the Seattle Mariners via a trade in May.  In those appearances, Fien has no record and a 2.00 earned run average.  Prior to the trade Fien was 0-1 with a 3.38 earned run average at Triple-A Tacoma.

In six games with the Seattle Mariners in 2017, Fien did not get a decision, but pitched to a 15.00 earned run average, or ten earned runs in his six innings.  Fien is known to struggle with giving up home runs at times, but has had some effective seasons in the Major Leagues.

In 299 Major League games, Fien is 17-17 with a 4.29 earned run average.

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