Phillies add Bedrosian, Rosso to roster

The Phillies have selected the contracts of right-handed pitchers Cam Bedrosian and Ramón Rosso from triple-A Lehigh Valley, the team announced today. As of September 1, major league rosters are expanded to 28 players for the remainder of the regular season. Additionally, right-hander Seranthony Domínguez was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to Lehigh Valley.

 

Bedrosian, 29, was signed by the Phillies as a minor league free agent on July 7 and made 16 appearances for Lehigh Valley, going 2-2 with two saves and a 2.25 ERA. He had 20 strikeouts in 20.0 innings (9 SO/9.0 IP) and held opponents to a .240 batting average. Bedrosian has made 300 major league appearances – including 15 this season – and is 17-13 with nine saves, a 3.79 ERA and 305 strikeouts in 292.1 innings for the Los Angeles Angels (2014-20), Cincinnati Reds (2021) and Oakland A’s (2021).

 

Bedrosian’s father, Steve Bedrosian, pitched in the major leagues for 15 seasons (1981-95), including four years with the Phillies (1986-89) during which he won the National League Cy Young Award in 1987 when he totaled 40 saves and posted a 2.83 ERA in 65 relief appearances. If Cam Bedrosian were to appear in a game for the Phillies, they would become the third father/son combination in Phillies history, along with Ruben Amaro Sr. and Ruben Amaro Jr. and Mark Leiter and Mark Leiter Jr. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, there has never been a father/son pair to pitch a game for the same team, with one of the two winning a Cy Young Award with that particular team.

 

Rosso has pitched in 19 games (three starts) for the IronPigs this season and is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA, while holding opponents to a .238 batting average. The 25-year-old appeared in one game for the Phillies earlier this season, pitching 1.1 scoreless innings.

 

To make room on the 40-man roster for these transactions, first baseman Rhys Hoskins has been transferred to the 60-day injured list and Didi Gregorius has been placed on the restricted list. Gregorius is currently in Curaçao following the recent birth of his child.