Right-handers Joe Bisenius, Scott Mathieson and left-hander J.A. Happ are among those optioned.
In addition, infielder Brad Harman was optioned. They also reassigned right-hander Ron Chiavacci, right-hander Zack Segovia, left-hander Brian Mazone, left-hander Joe Savery, catcher Tuffy Gosewisch, catcher Lou Marson, infielder Jason Donald, infielder Mike Cervenak, infielder Andy Tracy and outfielder Valentino Pascucci. Beerleaguer: No major surprises, but I expected Bisenius and Happ to hang out maybe a little longer. They're giving the opportunities to players without options, guys like J.D. Durbin, who pitches today. Savery is back where he belongs after a couple trial runs. Mazone and Segovia both earned spring auditions last season; Segovia is recovering from arm issues.
Game chat: J.D. Durbin takes another turn today in Bradenton against the Pirates. Tom Gordon is also expected to pitch. Game time is 1:05. Discuss the game, Kyle Kendrick's latest shelling and the rest of the Phillies' news right here. I will be in Hershey today attending a conference. Big-time stuff.