Right-hander Phillippe Aumont, who was part of the 2009 Cliff Lee bounty, will replace reliever Jeremy Horst, who was placed on paternity leave.
Beerleaguer: Aumont got knocked around in his last appearance. He walked one, hit one and gave up three hits and four runs, which skews his numbers a bit. That's fairly typical of Aumont it seems; a handful of meltdown innings peppered among unhittable ones. Opponents are hitting just .209 against him on the year with 59 strikeouts in 44 1-3 innings. Walks and wildness continue to be an issue, with 34 free passes allowed.
Aumont, who was the 11th overall pick in the 2007 draft, rates as the fifth-best prospect in the chain by Baseball America and seventh best by MLB.com's standards. Baseball America calls his fastball-curveball offering the best two-pitch combination in the Phillies' system, a fastball that can hit 98 mph and a late-breaking curveball. At 6-7, he's an intimidating presence with a closer's mentality. His command, rooted in an unorthodox delivery, will always be his Achilles heel.
He's a prospect for sure, at at 23, it's time to see what he's got for next season. It's possible we see all three Cliff Lee kids - Aumont, Tyson Gillies and J.C. Ramirez - when rosters expand next month.