While J.P. Crawford and Nick Williams are still in Lehigh Valley, the Phillies are calling-up multiple players as the September roster expansion begins
No big-name prospects are coming to Philadelphia just yet, but some interesting names are on their way as we speak. Darin Ruf and Colton Murray will return to Philadelphia, while Patrick Schuster makes his Phillies debut.
OF-1B Darin Ruf, LHP Patrick Schuster, RHP Colton Murray promoted to #Phillies for Friday’s game. RHP Jimmy Cordero headed to @IronPigs
Ruf will get looks at first, left, and right field, as the Phillies give him what might be his last chance. I would not be surprised to see Ruf fall off the Phillies 40-man roster this winter and be eligible for the Rule 5 Draft.
Patrick Schuster made his major league debut with the Oakland Athletics this season after bouncing between multiple minor league systems. He pitched in five games out of the bullpen, giving up eight runs on nine hits in 6.2 innings. Nothing impressive, but the Phillies are not fighting for a playoff spot and are giving the 25-year-old a chance.
Schuster has a career minor league ERA of 3.98, and held his ERA under 2.00 while with Lehigh Valley.
Colton Murray has bounced between Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley over the past two seasons. In just over 30 career innings out of the Phillies bullpen, Murray has posted 27 strikeouts, but given up 16 runs.