By Sam Bush

Ben Lively was called up by the Phillies today, Matt Gelb of the Inky is reporting.

Pat Neshek will miss a few games on paternity leave.

Lively may get the opportunity to make his major-league debut if needed. The former fourth-round pick has a 4.09 ERA with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season after posting impressive numbers in 2016, but has never pitched in relief.