The Phillies have activated second baseman Jean Segura from the injured list and sent pitcher Spencer Howard to Triple A.
Segura was in the Phillies' lineup Tuesday night, batting second, against Miami. He had been out since June 16 with a groin injury. He will give the Phillies' offense a boost. He's hitting .332 with an .845 OPS, 12 doubles, three homers and 20 RBIs.
Howard goes back to Triple A one day after pitching 2⅓ innings in a start at Cincinnati.
Howard has been used as a starter and a reliever this season in the majors. He has pitched to a 5.82 ERA in 21⅔ innings. As a starter, the right-hander has been effective one time through a lineup. His performance has fallen off after that.
Howard will be used as a starter at Lehigh Valley and work his way up to 100 pitches per outing.
In other news, Odubel Herrera is out of the starting lineup one day after making a baserunning mistake in Cincinnati.
Luke Williams was in the leadoff hole, playing center field in place of Herrera.