The Phillies announced several roster moves ahead of tonight’s series opening in Toronto. Since unvaccinated players are not eligible to cross the Canada-U.S. border, each new Blue Jays home series results in a handful of players on the opposing team landing on the banned list instead of making the trip. In the case of Phils, they have four players who are not with the team in the North. catcher JT Realmotoplayer Alec BoomRight-handers Kyle Gibson And the Aaron Nola They have all been placed on the restricted list. To fill in two of those points in the list, the catcher Rafael Marchand Summoned, while the right hand Nick Doron His contract was chosen. Marchand and Doron have both been identified as “alternative players,” meaning they can be returned to minors without being subject to exemptions.
Doron, 26, will make his MLB debut once he gets into the bout. Originally a 31st round pick for Boston in 2015, he spent a few years at the Red Sox and then the Mariners. The Phillies signed him on a minor league deal in the Offseason and sent him to Triple-A.
Through 28 rounds with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Duron has a 2.57 ERA, 30.3% strike rate, and 42.6% ballpark rate. However, he also has an alarming walking rate of 12.3%, which has been the subject of him in recent years. The last time he posted a walk rate of less than 10.6% was back in 2018. However, the hits help limit damage enough to earn a big league appearance. It will likely be temporary, with Doron likely to be removed from the roster once the Phillies return from Toronto.
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