The Phillies have reportedly optioned outfielder John Mayberry Jr. and reliever Steven Register to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make room for the arrival of Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco.
Beerleaguer: Nothing out of the ordinary here. Some readers were hoping Eric Bruntlett would be the one to go, but Francisco takes away any useful purpose for Mayberry, who was hitting .189. Register pitched two mop-up innings in that 14-5 win over St. Louis, leaving no impression. The bigger question is which starter goes to the pen, and which day Lee gets his first start.