The Cavalry: Aumont, Jimenez Recalled; Manship to DL, Ruf Sent Down

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After consecutive 14-inning sludgefests against the Mets, the Phillies reinforce the bullpen with Phillippe Aumont and Cesar Jimenez as the Manship goes in for repairs

Following his four-inning stint in Saturday's extra inning loss to the Mets, Jeff Manship probably wouldn't have been available for awhile anyway. But he'll be in drydock for at least 15 days after heading to the disabled list with a strained right quad suffered while trying to beat out a game-winning hit. Darin Ruf, meanwhile, heads back up the Northeast Extension. Taking their spots on the active roster are relief pitchers Cesar Jimenez and Phillippe Aumont, who will become the 19th and 20th pitchers to suit up for the Phillies as the season enters its third month.

Jimenez is a 29 year old lefty who made 17 appearances for the Phils last season, posting a 3.71 ERA despite an ugly 11/10 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He's been excellent at Lehigh Valley this year, with a 1.67 ERA in 27 innings and allowing just 15 hits and 7 walks against 22 strikeouts. He's capable of multi-inning stints, a useful trait considering the recent mileage on the Phillies 'pen.

Aumont comes back for another bid at the consistency that's eluded him at the major league level. The story on the hulking Canadian is what it's always been: explosive stuff, little to no idea where it's going. He's done his usual thing through two months at AAA: 4.12 ERA in 24 innings, with better than a strikeout per inning but nearly a walk per inning. He's been hot lately, though, going unscored-upon with eight strikeouts and just two walks in 6.1 innings over his last four appearances.

To clear a 40-man roster spot for Jimenez, the Phillies designated Jeremy Horst for assignment.

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