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Will it be Quintero (pictured) or Kratz who stays with the Phillies? Photo: AP
Within the next 14 or so hours, the Phillies will decide between the following options:
Option A:Keep Erik Kratz on the 25-man active roster, try to clear Humberto Quintero through waivers while keeping him on the 40-man roster and outright either Tyler Cloyd (7.65 ERA in 20 IP, 1.95 WHIP) or Michael Stutes (6.94 ERA in 11.2 IP, 1.71 WHIP)
Option B: Keep Kratz on the 25-man active roster, outright Quintero off of the 40-man roster and hope/don’t mind if he clears waivers
Option C: Use Kratz’s last option year, shuttle him to Allentown, keep Quintero on the 25-man active roster, and outright either Cloyd or Stutes
The easiest option seems to be option B: Keep Kratz and don’t mind if someone picks Quintero up because the Phillies already have two catchers in Lehigh Valley. But has Quintero, who is hitting .250/.286/.356, earned a shot to stay?
First, let’s look at Option A. The Phillies will need to clea...
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The Philadelphia Phillies have reinstated catcher Carlos Ruiz how has been out due to suspension after serving a 25-game Adderall suspension. He is good to go and should resume a solid bat in the Phillies lineup. To make room for him, Philadelphia designated catcher Humberto Quintero. Last season Ruiz smacked out 16 home runs in 114 games.
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Philadelphia Phillies (10-14) at New York Mets (10-11)
Jonathan Pettibone (0-0, 3.38) vs. Shaun Marcum (0-0, 0.00)
TIME: 1:05, Citi Field
Weather: 66, mostly sunny
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