Phillies option Aumont, bring up Garcia

Phillies option Aumont, bring up Garcia
July 9, 2013, 5:00 pm
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Phillippe Aumont is headed back to the minors.

The Phillies optioned Aumont to Triple A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday and purchased the contract of right-hander Luis Garcia. To make room for Garcia on the 40-man roster, Mike Adams was transferred to the 60-day DL.

This is the second time Aumont has been optioned this season; he was originally sent back to Lehigh Valley on May 22 only to be promoted once again on June 23.

In 22 games with the Phillies this season, Aumont has given up 11 runs and 24 hits in 19 1/3 innings, posting a 4.19 ERA and a poor 1.914 WHIP. In his last two appearances, against the Pirates last Wednesday and the Braves on Saturday, he surrendered a combined three runs and four hits in 1 1/3.

Garcia, meanwhile, owns a 1.29 ERA in seven games at the Triple A level, giving up just one run in seven innings. The 26-year-old right-hander started the season in Single A Clearwater before being promoted to Double A Reading and then to Lehigh Valley. He's given up only seven runs in 37 2/3 minor-league innings this season for a 1.67 ERA.

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