PHILS BRING BACK PLASSMEYER, AND SEND HIM TO MINORS

By Gary Denners

The Phillies have brought back left-hander Michael Plassmeyer on a minor league contract.

They released the southpaw earlier this week due to a roster technicality. He has been on the IL for the past few weeks. The Phils took him off the 40-man roster to clear a spot for Rafael Marchán to return from the 60-day IL. Injured players cannot be placed on outright waivers, so the Phils released Plassmeyer.

After a few days on the open market, the Missouri product returns to the Phils. He made two major league appearances last year, working 7 1/3 innings of three-run ball. The 26-year-old has spent all of this year with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He worked to a 6.95 ERA despite a decent 23.2% strikeout rate over 44 innings before going on the shelf.

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