Phillies interim manager Ryne Sandberg penciled Rupp into the lineup to catch right-hander Tyler Cloyd, who recently replaced right-hander Ethan Martin in the rotation. Rupp hit a combined .258 with 16 doubles, one triple, 14 home runs and 45 RBIs in 94 games between Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
"I'm anxious to see where he's at," Sandberg said. "I haven't seen him catch at all. It'll be the first time. I know that he's come a long way and he's developed a lot, so I'm anxious to see him work behind the plate and swing the bat."
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.