Roster move’s we’ve heard about have become official this morning:
RHP Severino Gonzalez has been returned to the IronPigs from the Phillies via option, as they added veteran RHP Kevin Correia this week. Sev will return to his usual #13 and start for the ‘Pigs tomorrow in Norfolk.
RHP J.C. (Juan Carlos) Gutierrez was signed by the Phillies to a minor league contract and assigned to the IronPigs. He’ll wear #54. (aside: I have a #54 Zambrano jersey, so I’m good!) The 6’3″ 245lb Venezuelan has 5+ seasons of MLB service time. The 31-year old went 1-2 over 61 games for the Giants last season with a 3.96 ERA and a 1.194 WHIP. He had been with Sacremento in AAA this season.
The moves bring the IronPigs roster back to the maximum 25. RHP Paul Clemens, SS Edgar Duran, C Tommy Joseph and RHP David Buchanan are on the D.L. Return times are unknown at this time, but I have heard that Clemens and Duran are working, Tommy is going through the concussion protocols, and Buchanan is rehabbing a severely sprained ankle with a targeted return time somewhere between July 1 and the conclusion of the All Star Break July 16.
See you at the park,