The Phillies have activated infielder Johan Camargo off of the Injured List, and optioned relief pitcher Michael Kelly to Triple-A. Camargo will be a boon to a Phillies infield that has been decimated by injuries lately, and he’ll likely split time with rookie Bryson Stott at second base.
Johan Camargo has filled a utility role nicely for the Phillies this year, as the 28-year-old Panamanian has seen action at all four infield positions this year. His bat started out hot, but lagged in the month of May, ultimately bringing his season OPS down to .648.
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The Phillies will welcome the added depth in Camargo, as starting second baseman Jean Segura is on the shelf for the next two months with a broken finger, and youngster Nick Maton is also out with a strained right shoulder. Rookie Bryson Stott has been manning the keystone in Segura’s absence, but has struggled of late, and will likely cede some playing time to the now-healthy Camargo.
As for Michael Kelly, the 29-year-old made his big league debut on 16 June, and has tossed a pair of scoreless innings in two appearances. He’s ticketed for the bullpen in Triple-A Lehigh Valley, but could get another look if injuries hamper the big league club.