"We definitely can use Golson because of his speed and defensive skills," manager Charlie Manuel said. "Marson gives us a third catcher. I [switch] catchers a lot, so I'll use him."Golson, 22, made major strides at the plate this season with Reading, as he batted.282 with 13 homers, 60 RBIs and 23 stolen bases. The concern remains his high strikeout totals, having fanned 130 times in 426 at-bats. He'll mostly be used as a defensive replacement and pinch-runner. Marson, 22, hit .314 with five homers and 46 RBIs in 94 games with Reading, and .308 in five games (four starts) in Beijing. "I've known him since he signed, and I understand he's really coming along," Manuel said. "He's got some experience." Eaton combined to go 0-5 with a 7.02 ERA in seven starts, while he appeared in three games for Philadelphia, starting two of them. He went 8-7 with a 3.60 ERA and 151 strikeouts in 135 innings for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. "Eaton, we said we would bring him back on September 1st, so we're bring him back," general manager Pat Gillick said. "Happ is a left-hander who we can match him up against somebody. I don't know if he'll get into crucial games but he'll give us depth that we don't have."
Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less