Justin Friend came into the 2013 season seemingly just needing a little more time to conquer the AAA level before he would be able to move on to a spot in the Phillies bullpen. When the season opened though, Friend showed no signs of even being ready for AAA.
Despite his struggles, Friend will get another shot at Triple-A. Photo by Jay Floyd.
According to Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting for the IronPigs Matt Provence, Justin Friend, 26, has been promoted to the Triple-A Lehigh Valley. In ten games across Reading and Lehigh Valley, Friend has a 9.00 ERA and is struggling with control, averaging a walk an inning.
Cochran, no, not that Tom Cochran, will return to the IronPigs.
Per Matt Provence, lefty starter Tom Cochran has been promoted from Reading to Lehigh Valley. Cochran, 33, was 0-3 with a 5.73 ERA in Reading this season after posting 9-5 record with a 3.96 ERA last year for the ‘Pigs. Cochran will likely replace the rotation spot left vacant by Jonathan Pettibone; the IronPigs had...
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