Phillies to Call Up LHP Austin Davis

By Matt Rappa, Sports Talk Philly editor

The Philadelphia Phillies will promote southpaw reliever Austin Davis prior to Saturday evening's interleague road game against the Kansas City Royals, the second of a three-game set.

Davis, 26, has been stellar thus far in 2019; in 18 combined innings between MLB and International League (Triple-A) action, the left-hander has allowed just two runs — along with 13 hits and 10 walks, while punching out 22 of his 78 batters faced.

It is not clear who Davis will replace on the Phillies' 25-man roster. The Phillies previously optioned him to Triple-A in favor of RHP Edubray Ramos on April 22.

Update, 3:10 p.m.: The Phillies made Davis' promotion official, while also placing RHP Vince Velasquez on the injured list.

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