Phillies recall Adam Morgan from Triple-A Lehigh Valley

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 11: Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Adam Morgan (39) winds up in the third inning during the game between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies on April 11, 2017 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)
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The Philadelphia Phillies have officially recalled left-handed relief pitcher Adam Morgan from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, the club announced on Friday afternoon. As a result of his Friday afternoon promotion, Morgan will now be active for the Phillies’ series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In what has become a corresponding roster move, the Phillies previously announced that the club had optioned right-handed starting pitcher Nick Pivetta down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday.

The 27-year-old southpaw has spent his entire big league career as a member of the Phillies. Wavering between the big leagues and Triple-A Lehigh Valley thus far into the 2017 regular season, Morgan has already made a pair of relief appearances for the Phillies as it stands today. Over the course of an even six innings of work, he has produced a whopping 10.50 ERA alongside a 0-1 record and eight strikeouts against two walks.

Prior to the 2017 campaign, Morgan served as a starter for the Phillies in both 2015 and 2016. For his big league career, he has made a total of 40 regular-season appearances, 36 of which have been starts. Over the course of 203.2 innings of work in all, Morgan has registered a 5.52 ERA in addition to a 7-19 record and 152 strikeouts against 48 walks.

On the other hand, the aforementioned Pivetta is currently in the midst of his first season atop the highest level. Already making four starts for the Phillies this season, the 24-year-old right-hander has compiled a 5.12 ERA across 19.1 innings of work en route to a 0-2 record and 21 strikeouts against nine walks.

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