They have reportedly looked outside the organization to bolster their 'pen but they need the guys they already have to step up. Former first-round pick Phillippe Aumont was not the guy to provide that consistency and he is no longer with the big club.
The Phillies demoted Aumont to Triple-A Lehigh Valley before tonight's game against the Nationals and called-up 26 year old reliever Luis Garcia.
Garcia joined the Phillies organization at the end of April and rose from Single-A Clearwater through Double-A Reading to Triple-A Lehigh Valley before being called up to the Phillies today. Between the three levels this season, the right-hander is 2-2 with a 1.67 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP in 37.2 innings.
The Domincan spent last season in the Independent League with the Newark Bears. He was not even in organized baseball in 2011. To make room for Garcia on the Phillies, the team placed Mike Adams on the 60-Day DL.
Aumont, 24, has the build (6'7", 260 lbs.) and the stuff to be a great reliever but is wildly inconsistent out of the bullpen. Based on Rich Dubee's comments about his coach-ability and ability to adapt, Aumont might need to re-evaluate his approach mentally before he even works on his physical adjustments. On the year, Aumont is 1-3 with a 4.19 ERA and a 1.91 WHIP in 19.1 innings of work.
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