Phillies call up 2 relievers as rosters expand


With September here and active MLB rosters expanding from 26 to 28, the Phillies promoted two right-handed relievers to their big-league club: Cam Bedrosian and Ramon Rosso.

The Phillies signed Bedrosian, who has pitched in 300 major-league games, on July 7. He had been let go earlier in the year by the Reds and Athletics. He reported to Triple A Lehigh Valley and posted a 2.25 ERA in 20 innings with the IronPigs.

Bedrosian, 30 in a month, is the son of former Phillies reliever Steve Bedrosian, the 1987 NL Cy Young award winner. Cam Bedrosian spent seven years in the Angels’ bullpen and had three strong seasons with a 1.12 ERA in 2016 and a 3.52 ERA in 130 appearances across 2018 and 2019.

Bedrosian has been mostly fastball-slider in the majors with the heater averaging 93 mph, though in short stints with the A's and Reds this season he incorporated more changeups and curveballs.

Rosso has appeared in eight games with the Phillies over the last two seasons. He had a 4.50 ERA at Triple A with 26 strikeouts and 18 walks in 28 innings. 

Seranthony Dominguez, the Phillies’ talented 26-year-old reliever on the long road back from Tommy John surgery, was not ready to rejoin the big-league club. He was reinstated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to Triple A. Dominguez broke out in 2018 but has not pitched in the majors since June 2019 because of an elbow injury.

To add Bedrosian to the 40-man roster and reinstate Dominguez, the Phillies transferred Rhys Hoskins to the 60-day IL and placed Didi Gregorius on the restricted list. Gregorius, a native of Curaçao, has been away from the team this week on paternity leave and could be dealing with a travel issue.


Hoskins underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair an abdominal tear and is out for the season.

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