The Phillies have summoned right-hander Brian Sanches from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to replace David Herndon, who has officially been placed on the 15-day disabled list, per the team's Twitter feed.
Sanches, 33, spent parts of two seasons with the Phillies between 2006-07 and would later find his footing in Florida with extended stays in 2009 and 2010. In 189 career appearances with the Phils, Nationals and Marlins, he's 13-6 with a 3.58 ERA and 199/119 K/BB ratio in 228 2-3 innings. The right-handed Texan last pitched Sunday for the IronPigs. On the season, he's 1-0 with a 3.21 ERA and 12/2 K/BB ratio in 14 innings.
Beerleaguer: The key here is that he's a known quantity who's pitched multiple innings six times in his eight appearances for Lehigh Valley. He becomes the Phillies' new mop-up man.