Phillies Call Up Starter

The Philadelphia Phillies have been dealt with some tough injury blows in the past week, especially with their pitchers. 

As a result, they are calling up pitcher Michael Plassmeyer from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. 

Plassmeyer is a left-handed pitcher, so he'll add an extra bit of versatility to the Phillies bullpen. 

In 54 innings this season for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Plassmeyer has been brilliant, posting a 2.83 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 53 strikeouts. He's also started 11 games, which is as many games as he's appeared in, so if the Phillies need a long-reliever at times, the twenty-five-year-old Plassmeyer is their man. 

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