Enyel De Los Santos will not be starting the Triple A All-star game, instead he will be at Citi Field making his MLB debut.
The Phillies acquired De Los Santos from the Padres back in December for Freddy Galvis. The move made sense for the Phillies as young infielders J.P. Crawford and Scott Kingery were prepared to take over the position. The Phillies benefited from this trade by adding a young prospect in De Los Santos, who has been tearing it up in Triple A this season.
De Los Santos has posted a 1.89 ERA, and a record of 9-3. Since De Los Santos is not on the current 40-man roster, the Phillies will have to free up a spot. Todd Zolecki has reported that Pedro Florimon is expected to be placed on the 60-day DL to get De Los Santos on the 40-man roster.
— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) July 9, 2018
What led to the call up of De Los Santos?
Vince Velasquez was put on the DL just last week after taking a hit to the forearm from a hit ball, he is not eligible to return till Wednesday. With a doubleheader on Monday which will use both Zach Eflin and Aaron Nola, this now leads to De Los Santos being called up and to fill the start on Tuesday.
Where do the Phillies currently stand in the NL?
The Phillies have a current record of 50-39, and are tied with the Atlanta Braves for first place in the NL East. The Phillies are 7-3 in their last 10 games, and are in the midst of a series with the Mets, then followed by a single game with the Orioles, and then a three game set in Miami which will take them into the All-star break. The Phillies have a good opportunity to make a jump in the standings as they see some favorable match-ups ahead of them.