The Phillies added some depth to the their bullpen by calling up left-hander Sergio Escalona from double-A Reading.

For Escalona, this is his sixth major league recall of the season. In six games with the Phillies this season, the 25-year-old is 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA and has limited left-handed hitters to a .143 average (1-for-7). Escalona finished the minor league portion of his season at 2-3 with 14 saves and a 3.13 ERA in a combined 47 games between Reading and Lehigh Valley.

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Escalona is expected to take the Scott Eyre's spot in the bullpen for now. Eyre has been complaining of pain in his elbow.

The team also called up first baseman Andy Tracy from triple-A Lehigh Valley. To make room for Tracy on the 40-man roster, right-hander Rodrigo Lopez was released.

Tracy, 35, hit .254 with 26 home runs and 96 RBI in 129 games for Lehigh Valley. He finished second in the International League in both home runs and RBI. Tracy appeared in four games for the Phillies last season.

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