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Phillies Option Savery, Diekman to Make Room for Schierholtz, Lindblom.

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The Philadelphia Phillies have optioned left-handed relief pitchers Joe Savery and Jake Diekman to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs to make room for the newly acquired outfielder Nate Schierholtz and RHP Josh Lindblom.

Savery had a 5.40 ERA in 19 games for the Phillies this season (25.0 innings pitched). Jake Diekman threw slightly better, as he had a 4.64 ERA in 23 games for the Phillies (21.1 innings pitched).

Schierholtz had 5 home runs and 17 RBIs in 2012 for the San Francisco Giants in a platoon-role in the outfield (.257 batting average).  Lindblom had a (2-2) win-loss record for the Dodgers, with a 3.02 ERA and 43 strikeouts.

Matt Rappa is a contributor for Philliedelphia.com. You can find him on Twitter at @mattrappa.

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