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Phillies Recall Brian Sanches; Option Joe Savery

June 12, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Joe Savery (55) delivers a pitch in the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Twins won 11-7. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
June 12, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Joe Savery (55) delivers a pitch in the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Twins won 11-7. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled right-hander Brian Sanches from Triple-A to replaces left-hander Joe Savery, who was optioned to the minors, reports Todd Zolecki of MLB.com.

RHP Brian Sanches had his contract selected from Lehigh Valley (AAA). Replaces LHP Joe Savery. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) June 28, 2012

Sanches has appeared in three games with the Phillies this season, surrendering five runs on nine hits and two walks over his four innings of work.

The 33-year-old has spent most of the season pitching for the Phillies Triple-A affiliate, Lehigh Valley. Over his 21 appearances spanning 32 2/3 innings, Sanches has maintained an ERA and WHIP of 2.48 and 1.163 with 8.0 SO/9 and 1.4 BB/9.

Prior to his demotion, Savery had appeared in 17 games for the Phillies this season. Over his 23 innings pitched, the left-hander has allowed 17 runs, 15 earned on 26 hits and seven walks, good for an ERA and WHIP of 5.87 and 1.435.

Savery pitched for the Phillies last night, surrendering five runs on five hits and two walks over his 2 2/3 innings of work. As pointed out by ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, all 17 of Savery’s appearances for the Phillies have come in losses.