Found November 29, 2011 on Phuture Phillies:
The Lehigh Valley roster has begun the process of taking shape with two transactions of consequence today.  First, the Phillies have released Pitcher Scott Mathieson and it is expected that Mathieson will be playing in Asia next year. Mathieson, the Phils 17th round pick in the 2002 draft was out of options after bouncing back and forth between the Phils and Lehigh Valley last year, struggling in his time with the big club. For Lehigh Valley, Mathieson, still just 27, went 2-2 with a 3.28 ERA in 30 games, including 12 starts. Mathieson, as he has in the past struck out many batters but ran deep counts and walked hitters at a very high rate resulting in a 1.47 WHIP. The Phils have signed 30 year old LHP Pat Misch, who played in the Mets organization last season, going 8-9 with a 4.00 ERA in 22 starts for AAA Buffalo. Misch pitches to contact striking out less than 100 in over 140 innings, having has good control with a WHIP that stood under 1.30. Misch also pitched in 10 games for t...

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#bbpBox_141578124092645377 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_141578124092645377 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }#Phillies have signed former Mets LHP Pat Misch to a minor-league deal. Also re-signed infielder Kevin Frandsen to minor-league contract.about 8 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@jaysonstJayson Stark For some reason before the 2011 season I enjoyed...
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