Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Maikel Franco among Phillies September call-ups

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
September 1 2014, 6:00PM EDT.
@Philabaseball

Maikel Franco will wear a Phillies uniform on Tuesday in Atlanta.

The 22-year-old is one of seven players the Phillies added to their roster following Monday's 7-0 no-hit win over the Braves. 

Franco was named Lehigh Valley’s Player of the Year after hitting .257 with 33 doubles, four triples, 16 home runs and 78 RBI in 133 games. He entered the 2014 season rated the top prospect in the Phillies’ minor league system by Baseball America and since July 2 has batted .324 with 11 home runs and an International League-leading 47 RBI.

Joining Franco as September call-ups are outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr., pitchers Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and Luis Garcia, catcher Cameron Rupp and infielder Cesar Hernandez. The club also activated reliever Mike Adams from the disabled list.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the club transferred Cliff Lee to the 60-day disabled list.

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