Originally posted on Macho Row  |  Last updated 8/21/12
Phillippe Aumont, one of the prospects received in the 2009 trade of Cliff Lee to the Seattle Mariners, has been called up by the Philadelphia Phillies to replace Jeremy Horst. Horst has been placed on the paternity leave list. As irony would have it, Aumont will be activated for tonight' game, which will be started by Lee. I am not sure how many times this has happened in the course of Major League Baseball history but I would be willing to bet that it has not happened often. A starting pitcher who was traded to obtain a minor league pitcher will start a game that could end up being that minor leaguer's major league debut, and they will pitch for the same team. Obviously this means Lee would have to be pulled from the game at some point, but given the way Lee's season has gone that is not exactly a stretch to imagine. So with history to root for, here's hoping Aumont can make an appearance tonight against the Cincinnati Reds. Somebody call Jayson Stark and have him dig up the his...
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