Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 8/30/12


With catcher Brian Schneider going on the 15-day disabled list, Lehigh Valley catcher Steven Lerud recieved the unexpected call-up to the major leagues.  Today, he will make his major-league debut against the New York Mets.

The 27 year-old left-hander has played nine seasons in the minor leagues: 685 games, 2,244 at-bats, 497 hits, 53 home runs and 277 RBIs.

He will likely remain on the major-league roster for the rest of the season, as the rosters will expand come September 1st.  Lerud will compete for the back-up catching position along with Erik Kratz, as Brian Schneider likely will be replaced.

Matt Rappa is a contributor for Buzz on Broad. You can find him on Twitter at @mattrappa.

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