Grand Pappy Moyer tore his groin near the end of the season and had surgery in October. Following the surgery he was hospitalized with a blood infection while the Phillies began the playoffs. On Wednesday he was readmitted to the hospital with further complications stemming from his groin surgery. The 47 year old doesn't heal quite as quickly as he used to. Moyer is under contract for 1 more season and is expected to be the Phils 5th starter in 2010. Get well soon!
*DeWayne Wise- 31 year old Quad-A outfielder has seen time with the Blue Jays, Braves, Reds, and ChiSox in 7 big league seasons. Career .216/.636 hitter in 324 games. He plays solid defense and can swipe a bag here and there. Is likely destined for Lehigh Valley, but adds depth to the system. Made the catch of the year to save Mark Buehrle's perfect game.
*Wilson Valdez- 31 year old utility infielder that has bounced around organizations over the years. Former teams- ChiSox, Mariners, Padres, Dodgers, and spent part of last season with the injury-riddled Mets. Career .222/.565 hitter in 152 MLB games spanning 4 seasons. Will be heading to Triple-A unless he out hits Juan Castro in spring training...which could happen since they both kinda stink.
*Paul Hoover- the veteran catcher signed on for another tour of duty mentoring the Iron Pigs pitching staff. Hit .750 (3-4) for the Phils last season. Might be being considered for backup catcher to Chooch.
*Andy Tracy- the 35 year old first baseman is back for a third season in the Phils organization. Has been a September call-up each of the last 2 years, batting .417 (5-12) in 2009. Has blasted a Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs record 48 homeruns.