Sun, 25 May 2014 10:14:07 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed 3B Cody Asche (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. In a corresponding move, RP Justin De Fratus has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The move is retroactive to Friday, May 23.
Fantasy Tip: INF Cesar Hernandez will start at third base for the time being, but shouldn't be considered outside of deep NL-only leagues. There is a possibility that 3B Maikel Franco (illness) could be promoted from the minors if Asche is sidelined for an extended period of time but he is currently battling an upper respiratory illness.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:40:33 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies recalled P Luis Garcia from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and optioned RP Justin De Fratus.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:37:21 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Justin De Fratus (illness) was sidelined Wednesday, March 19, due to a bout with the flu.
Tue, 28 May 2013 13:07:56 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RPs Mike Adams, Michael Stutes, Jeremy Horst and Justin De Fratus are unavailable to pitch Tuesday, May 28.
Sat, 11 May 2013 11:06:00 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Justin De Fratus said he experienced a decrease in velocity during spring training because he was working on a mechanical adjustment designed to speed up his delivery to home plate with runners on base. "I got too worked up about that instead of working on it during my side sessions and then letting it filter in on its own," De Fratus said. "You practice things enough it's going to take over. When it came time for the game I should have been more focused on the hitters and getting them out. Not just getting them out either. You pitch to dominate and that's not the mentality that I had. When you're capable of throwing the ball in the mid-90s and then in spring training you're in the high 80s, that could be the result of worrying about other things as opposed to getting guys out." De Fratus was 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA in 13 games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season before being recalled.
Sat, 11 May 2013 09:59:31 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Tyler Cloyd allowed two runs on two hits over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, May 10, with three walks and four strikeouts. After the game, he was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. In a corresponding move, RP Justin De Fratus was recalled from Lehigh Valley.
Fantasy Tip: Because of several off days on the schedule, the Phillies will not need a fifth starter again until May 21, so the decision was made to add an extra bullpen arm for the time being. Cloyd would have been demoted regardless of how well he pitched Friday, but he is expected to return to the majors as soon as the Phils need another starter.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 10:12:19 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have optioned RPs Jake Diekman and Justin De Fratus to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. RP Cesar Jimenez and 3B Josh Fields were reassigned to minor league camp.
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:43:57 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said the bullpen competition is about to heat up. RP Phillippe Aumont is really the only pitcher that may have jumped ahead of the competition, with RPs Jeremy Horst, Raul Valdes, Justin De Fratus, Michael Stutes and Jake Diekman battling for the other two spots. Ps Tyler Cloyd (forearm) and B.J. Rosenberg (triceps) threw bullpens Thursday, March 7, and are close to game action.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 06:58:31 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to one-year contracts with RP Phillippe Aumont, RP Justin De Fratus, P Jonathan Pettibone, SP Joe Savery, SS Freddy Galvis, 2B Cesar Hernandez, OF Domonic Brown, OF Ben Revere and OF John Mayberry Jr.
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 09:44:46 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled RPs Justin De Fratus and Jake Diekman from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.