Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 7/6/12
The Big Man is almost back will likely return tonight according to Todd Zolecki and he couldn’t return any sooner to this reeling Phils club. His return will be one of a pair that set the stage for the 2012 club’s last stand. With Ryan Howard‘s return, someone will have to return to Triple-A. With only 34 active and healthy players on the 40-man roster, no one will have to be passed through waivers but someone will take the Northeast Extension back up to Allentown. Here are the candidates: He’s Safe, But Has an Option So I Have to Mention Him Mike Fontenot – Fontenot has been one of the most pleasant surprises this year on a team lacking much to smile about. His triple-slash of .338/.378/.403, while aided by an unsustainable .410, has helped keep him in a key reserve role. According to FanGraphs, Fontenot has been worth approximately $1.4 million to the Phillies. Not bad for an in-season signing. Fontenot likely is not going anywhere with his ability to play every infield po...
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