Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 8/24/12
Today the Phillies placed backup catcher Brian Schneider on the 15-day disabled list. What do you do when your backup goes down and the guy he is backing up is also down? Good thing the Phillies are out of it. Steven Lerud was the best they could do. Lerud was the best they could do given the circumstances. You may remember Lerud from a few Spring Training games. The Phillies probably would have preferred the other Spring Training catcher Tuffy Gosewich, but he was shipped to Toronto in a trade for pretty much nothing after the Phillies traded for Tommy Joseph in the Hunter Pence trade and needed a roster space and playing time. Sebastian Valle was then promoted to AAA Lehigh Valley after the trade, but he is far from ready. Worried about catching depth after the trade, the Phillies acquired Jake Fox. But Fox is buried at AA Reading and playing the infield. He may catch now, but only because Lerud is now on the big club. Lerud was hitting just .235 as a backup at AA Rea...
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