Last night Phillies reliever Justin De Fratus' fastball connected with Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton's bat. While that alone may not be too shameful or enough to warrant a demotion to the minor leagues, but the Phillies found themselves with a tired bullpen and with Mike Adams set to be activated...
Philadelphia Phillies (5-6) vs Miami Marlins (5-7)
PHI: RHP Kyle Kendrick
FLA: RHP Henderson Alvarez
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A Note for Today:
Prior to the game, relief pitcher Justin De Fratus was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and Luis Garcia was called up. Garcia could just be up for today...
The Phillies updated their roster today on their website to reflect some uniform numbers. I suppose the team wanted to give fans a jump on their Christmas shopping. Order your Miguel Gonzalez jersey now! Justin De Fratus will take number 30, worn by Rich Dubee the last nine seasons. No...
Justin De Fratus can’t even look at the moonshot he just gave up.
The Cubs and the Phillies are both bad teams. One was smart and sold excess assets at the trade deadline for a pile of young players and/or $ relief. The other one kept all the pieces that could have helped them start to rebuild. Maybe they are happy finishing 4th for a few more years. The smart team did...
Justin De Fratus has pitched in the majors in each of the past two seasons. Perhaps 2013 will be the year when he opens the season with the big league club and stays there all season long.
Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies 40 man roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss pitching prospect Justin De Fratus.
25 year old prospect Justin De Fratus is a closer that could contribute at the big league level in 2013. He missed time with an elbow injury in 2012 but posted a 2.10 ERA and showed...
The Phillies bullpen was a major point of contention this season as it rated as one of the very worst in the sport.
However, ‘bullpen’ is not a static term, as relievers come and go. The relief corps at the end of a season could look vastly different than it did during the first couple of months. The Phillies fit this description and, for that reason, it isn’t entirely fair...
The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled RHP Justin De Fratus from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. He will be available for today's game against the Atlanta Braves.
In five games with the club in 2011, De Fratus was (1-0) with a 2.25 ERA in four innings pitched.
Below is a game log of his appearances for the Phillies in 2011:
Right-handed reliever Justin De Fratus has recovered from the elbow ailment that kept him out of action throughout all of spring training and has begun facing batters in minor league rehab appearances. The Phillies’ 11th round draft pick from 2007 has been checking in, on a regular basis, and providing exclusive updates directly to the fans about his road back to action at the...
Righty hurler Justin De Fratus was selected in the 11th round in the 2007 amateur draft by the Phillies, and since then has been one of the organization’s most steady ascenders.After signing his first pro contract in 2007, as a member of the rookie level Gulf Coast League Phillies, De Fratus posted a 2-3 record with a 4.30 ERA and a .273 batting average against in 10 games, 8...