Updating all of yesterday’s roster moves impacting the Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Yesterday’s series preview post, for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre visit from 8/24 to 8/29 (HERE) was updated right up until one hour before game time. Then, further roster news came dribbling in from a variety of sources. Go back to the preview post to see the transactions that led up to yesterday. Then, this flurry of moves yesterday afternoon:
From the IronPigs Side:
08/24/2021 Philadelphia Phillies optioned RHP Enyel De Los Santos to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
08/24/2021 RHP Taylor Guerrieri assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
08/24/2021 C Colby Fitch assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
08/24/2021 Philadelphia Phillies sent LHP Jose Alvarado on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
08/24/2021 RHP Jack Perkins assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Fightin Phils.
08/24/2021 RHP Zach McAllister assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from FCL Phillies.
08/24/2021 Philadelphia Phillies sent RHP Seranthony Dominguez on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
08/24/2021 C Logan Moore roster status changed by Lehigh Valley IronPigs. (Added to the “Development List”)
08/24/2021 RHP Adam Leverett assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
08/24/2021 RHP Julian Garcia assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
08/24/2021 2B Sal Gozzo assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
RHP Taylor Guerrieri was a first round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011. He has 29 games of MLB experience with Texas. He was released by Tacoma and signed by the Phillies yesterday. In 2019 with AAA Nashville he as 1-3, 3.47, 23 games and 2 starts.
Colby Fitch is a lefty-hitting catcher who has been with Reading for most of this season, and has also spent time on the injured list. He’s been hitting .167/.352/.333. It’s a bit of musical catchers, as Logan Moore gets added to the “development list” which is the new “shin contusion” for 2021. C Nick Matera got healthy and activated for Reading, which probably necessitated this move.
Jose Alvarado got his work in early last night, and I’d anticipate he heads back to Philadelphia shortly, that’s my guess anyway.
It was announced that Zach Eflin will head back to the Phillies and start on Thursday, so we won’t be seeing him here for rehab as I had thought. Most times, pitchers are recovering from some type of arm ailment, but in this case with Eflin’s knee, as long as that feels OK, perhaps his arm is good to go despite a relative short outing in Reading last weekend (31 pitches).
RHP Jack Perkins comes up from Reading sporting numbers like 3-2, 4.25 over 12 games and 11 starts. Reading was his second level of the season, having started at Jersey Shore. He was an 11th round pick in 2018 out of Stetson University in Florida. He was born in Maryland. I saw plenty of Perkins in Reading. He’s a solid pitcher who does a decent job keeping hitters off balance. He doesn’t have over-powering stuff, so he’ll need to be cautious with the AAA batters.
The veteran RHP Zach McAllister was signed by the Phillies as a free agent on August 10. He spent 2019 and 2020 in the Dodgers system. He was originally drafted by the Yankees, in the third round in 2006. He has 280 games of MLB experience, mostly with Cleveland and a coffee with Detroit.
Seranthony Dominguez is working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He had delayed the surgery, opting for rest, when that was the recommendation of surgeons at the time. However, when he re-injured the elbow he then got caught in the midst of the pandemic with limits on travel and elective surgery. He did have the procedure last summer. I saw him a few times in Reading, and last night with the ‘Pigs. His fastball is up to 96, which isn’t the previous 99 but still has some juice. As he continues to work, we’ll watch to see how his command is with all his pitches, and if he can re-gain his full velocity. I would expect he’ll be back with Philadelphia in September.
Here’s a link to the current IronPigs ROSTER on file with MiLB.
I know much of the roster drips and drabs are because the Phillies don’t really care to update the minor league media departments or the fans in a timely manner. Since I lost my media credential one year ago this week, for reporting on the alternate site activities, it’s even harder for me to keep up. However, I’ll always do my best to keep you informed about who is playing for our team.
See you at the park,
Cover image of Seranthony Dominguez by Cheryl Pursell