Prior to tonight’s game against the San Francisco Giants, the Phillies recalled left-handed pitcher José Alvarado from his rehab assignment with triple-A Lehigh Valley and reinstated him from the 15-day injured list (left elbow inflammation). To make room on the 26-man roster, right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz was optioned to Lehigh Valley. Additionally, infielder/outfielder Weston Wilson was optioned to Lehigh Valley following last night’s contest.
Phillies President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski made the announcements.
Alvarado, 28, has appeared in 26 games for Philadelphia this season and has posted a 1.38 ERA (4 ER, 26.0 IP) with 39 strikeouts against nine walks. The Phillies are 20-6 in those appearances (.769 winning percentage). He returns after being placed on the injured list for the second time this season on July 9 (retroactive to 7/7). Over two rehab outings with the IronPigs, Alvarado tossed 2.0 scoreless innings and held opponents to a .143 average with three strikeouts.
Originally signed by the Tampa Bay Rays as an amateur free agent on March 13, 2012, Alvarado was acquired by the Phillies in a three-team trade with the Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers on Dec. 29, 2020.
Over his five stints with the Phillies this season, Ortiz, 27, has pitched to a 3.50 ERA (7 ER, 18.0 IP) with five walks and 14 strikeouts in 13 games.
Ortiz was selected in the first round (30th overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers and was claimed off waivers by the Phillies from the Giants on Nov. 9, 2022.
Wilson, 28, had his contract selected from Lehigh Valley on Aug. 6 and made his major league debut on Aug. 9 against the Washington Nationals. He became the fifth player in Phillies history and the first since Marlon Anderson on Sept. 8, 1998 to homer in his first career plate appearance.
Originally selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 17th round of the 2016 MLB Draft, Wilson was signed by the Phillies as a minor league free agent on Jan. 3, 2023.