August 23, 2011
Playing at: Lehigh Valley (AAA) Position: Shortstop. Age: 21. Born: Nov. 14, 1989, in Punto Fijo, Falcon, Venezuela. Height: 5-10. Weight: 170. Bats: Both. Throws: Right. How acquired: Signed as a non-drafted free agent, July 2, 2006. This season: Started in Reading and moved up to Lehigh Valley on Aug. 2. Galvis is hitting .318 in 19 games at Triple A heading into last night . . . Was hitting .273 with a career-high eight homers in 422 at-bats in Reading . . . Generally batting at the bottom of the order for Lehigh Valley, where his 21 hits include 18 singles, two doubles and a triple.
January 11, 2011
The Phillies made another trade with a familiar partner Monday. Lefthander Sergio Escalona, who was designated for assignment Saturday, was traded to the Houston Astros for minor-league second baseman Albert Cartwright . Cartwright, who turned 23 in October, played at high single-A Lancaster and double-A Corpus Christi in 2010. He had a .827 OPS at those two levels combined with 30 doubles, 14 triples and 10 home runs. But most of those numbers were put up in single A. In Corpus Christi, Cartwright had just five extra-base hits in 140 at-bats.
December 28, 2010 |
Earlier in the off-season, the Phillies found their replacement for J.C. Romero, who had spent four seasons as the team's primary lefthander out of the bullpen. But once their deal with Dennys Reyes fell through, they decided their next best option was, well, Romero. Two baseball sources confirmed Monday the Phillies have agreed to terms with Romero on a one-year contract. The deal, which has yet to be finalized, is pending a physical. Romero is in Puerto Rico with his family for the holidays and the physical may not take place until after Jan. 1. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.
December 18, 2010 |
When asked about a contract agreement with lefthanded reliever Dennys Reyes on the final day of the winter meetings last week, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. would not comment. The Phillies' policy is that no deal is done until the player has signed on the dotted line. In Reyes' case, the team's caution proved prudent, because the deal did not get done. "We were not able to finish it off," Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said Friday. The Phillies and Reyes had agreed at the winter meetings to a one-year deal worth $1.1 million, with a second-year option, that sent the veteran to the bullpen as a replacement for J.C. Romero.
December 18, 2010
At the winter meetings last week, multiple sources confirmed that the Phillies had reached agreement with lefthander Dennys Reyes on a 1-year contract plus an option that guaranteed the veteran reliever $1.25 million. The deal, as almost all contracts are these days, was contingent on Reyes passing a physical. He was reported to be in Philadelphia on Thursday for the examination. But assistant GM Scott Proefrock confirmed yesterday that he will not be pitching for the Phillies next season after all. It doesn't take a lot of thinking to conclude that the Phillies saw something during the physical that concerned them, but teams never admit that on the grounds that they don't want to prejudice another club against being interested in the player.
December 8, 2010
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Phillies don't have a proven lefthander in the bullpen. This is a hole the size of a pitcher's mound in their blueprint for returning to the World Series next season. Unless it's a matter of less concern than how high the players wear their uniform socks. The Phillies have consistently been on both sides of the issue as baseball's winter meetings passed the midpoint yesterday. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and manager Charlie Manuel both talked about how improving the bullpen, especially from the left side, is a priority . . . and then added that going without a lefty would hardly be a fatal flaw.
May 23, 2010 |
READING - Mike Spidale's eighth-inning home run helped the Reading Phillies edge the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 4-3, Saturday in the Eastern League. Matthew Rizzotti and Tagg Bozied also homered for Reading. Sergio Escalona earned his first win of the season, and John Ennis got the save. Ennis was sent to Reading from Lehigh Valley on Saturday. Buffalo 4, Lehigh Valley 1 ALLENTOWN - Melvin Dorta's home run was all the offense the IronPigs could muster in a loss to the Bisons in the International League.
May 12, 2010 |
Brent Lillibridge led off the game with a home run and scored both of Charlotte's runs Tuesday night, leading the Knights to a 2-1 International League victory over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Lillibridge, whose homer was his first of the season, later singled in the third and scored on a double by Jordan Danks. Charlotte starter Jeffrey Marquez (4-3) did not allow a run and struck out six in seven innings. The IronPigs scored their only run in the eighth on Dane Sardinha's single, a walk, and an error.