IronPigs Roster Move: “Elvis Has Left The Building”

Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Photo: Cheryl Pursell

(This post has been on ice since yesterday, waiting for official roster information and the corresponding move to be announced, along with uniform number.  Infante will wear #23.)

Roster Move:

LHP Elvis Araujo from IronPigs to Phillies

RHP Gregory Infante added from Extended Spring Training

Infante.  Photo: Cheryl Pursell

Infante. Photo: Cheryl Pursell

 

What It Means:

As the rule-5 Stumpf gets suspended, it does take a guy out of the mix that perhaps the Phillies thought was a usable piece; however, he did not perform as well as hoped, and perhaps only had the MLB roster spot due to his rule-5 status.  He’s not exactly young, though, and I’m not sure if we’ll see the Phillies keep him around after his 80-day suspension is up.

For the IronPigs, it means the loss of one of our better relievers (of course).  I do expect relievers to move around a ton this season, so we could see Elvis return to the building as he has options–although I wouldn’t count on it.  His roster spot has been taken by Infante, who has bounced between AA and AAA since 2011, and has 5 MLB appearances.  He was a mid-season IL All Star with Buffalo last season, posting a 2.77 ERA over 45 appearances.  He was stashed in EST for just this type of circumstance.

Printable Roster:

2016 LHV Roster-4-15

 

 

See you at the park,

@Kram209

 



Categories: Kram's Korner - From the Club Level, Lehigh Valley IronPigs

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