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Phillies add Escalona, Tracy to roster

Phillies add Escalona, Tracy

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The Phillies added two more players to their active roster for the final few weeks of the playoff stretch, bringing back left-handed reliever Sergio Escalona from Double-A Reading and purchasing the contract of veteran first baseman Andy Tracy from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.

Right-hander Rodrigo Lopez was released from the 40-man roster to clear a space for Tracy.

Escalona has been "riding the shuttle" this season since first making his big league debut in late spring, as this was his sixth recall to the club in 2009. In six games with the Phillies, he's gone 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA. Lefties are hitting just .143 against him.

In his Minor League stints, he combined to go 2-3 with 14 saves and a 3.13 ERA in 47 games between Reading and Lehigh Valley.

Tracy, 35, hit .254 with 26 homers and 96 RBIs in 129 games for the IronPigs, finishing second in the International League in home runs and RBIs.

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

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