Phillies promote Diekman, Valdes and Luna

Phillies promote Diekman, Valdes and Luna

Phillies promote Diekman, Valdes and Luna
The Phillies patched their big league roster with three players from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday, when they recalled Jake Diekman and purchased the contracts of Raul Valdes and Hector Luna. All three players will be in uniform for Friday night's series opener against the Padres.

Philadelphia optioned Joe Savery to make room on the roster, and it also placed outfielder Laynce Nix on the 15-day disabled list and transferred Justin De Fratus to the 60-day DL. Reliever Brian Sanches was optioned to Lehigh Valley.

Diekman, a 30th-round selection in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, has posted a 0.59 ERA in 13 relief appearances for Lehigh Valley this season. The 25-year-old southpaw hasn't started a game since 2009, and he's notched a 12-16 record with a 3.78 ERA for his six-year Minor League career.

Valdes, who has pitched sparingly in the big leagues in each of the past two seasons, notched a 1-2 record and a 3.86 ERA in his first 11 appearances for Lehigh Valley. The 34-year-old worked in 13 big league games last season for the Cardinals and Yankees and posted a 3.00 ERA.

Luna, meanwhile, hasn't played in the Major Leagues since 2010. The utilty man is batting .274 with one home run for Lehigh Valley, and he's a .279 hitter for his Minor League career. Luna, 30, has batted .265 in 311 big league games played with St. Louis, Cleveland, Toronto and Florida.

Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.