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Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Shifting to Triple-A
Muzziotti was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Muzziotti played in nine games for the Phillies last season and finished the campaign on the injured list with a partially torn right patellar tendon. The 24-year-old is now healthy and is poised to open 2023 at Lehigh Valley, where he appeared in just five games last year.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Cleared for spring training
Muzziotti (kneecap) will start in left field and bat ninth in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins.
Muzziotti will be making his second start of the spring and third appearance overall. The 24-year-old finished the 2022 season on the 60-day injured list due to a partially torn right patellar tendon, but he reported to camp healthy and will be in pursuit of a long-shot bid for a bench spot on Philadelphia's Opening Day roster.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Placed on 60-day injured list
Muzziotti (knee) was recalled and placed on the 60-day injured list Friday with a partially torn right patellar tendon.
The unusual transaction had to be performed to move Muzziotti from the minor-league injured list to the 60-day injured list, which is tied to the major-league roster. It frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for Bryce Harper (thumb) to return from his own trip to the 60-day injured list. Muzziotti had already been ruled out for the season back in mid-August, so the move has no effect on his recovery timeline.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Done for season
Muzziotti suffered a season-ending knee injury Saturday and is expected to be placed on Triple-A Lehigh Valley's injured list within the next few days, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Muzziotti had produced a 1.076 OPS over his last 11 games and might have been a candidate for a promotion to Philadelphia if everyday center fielder Brandon Marsh (knee) ends up landing on the IL, but Muzziotti's own injury will end that possibility. The Phillies have yet to announce whether Muzziotti will require surgery to address the knee injury, so his availability for spring training is in flux at the moment.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Headed back to minors
The Phillies optioned Muzziotti to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Wednesday's 3-1 win over Atlanta.
Muzziotti's stay with the Phillies lasted just one day, as he was needed as an extra outfielder with the newly acquired Brandon Marsh not on track to report to the team until Thursday. The Phillies will formally add Marsh to the roster ahead of Thursday's series opener with the Nationals.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Called up as outfield depth
The Phillies recalled Muzziotti from Triple-A Lehigh Valley ahead of Wednesday's game in Atlanta.
Philadelphia designated Odubel Herrera for assignment and traded away Mickey Moniak on Tuesday, getting Brandon Marsh back from the Angels as part of the Moniak deal. Though Marsh is slated to take over as the Phillies' everyday center fielder, he won't join the team until Thursday, so Muzziotti was brought up from the minors to provide the big club with some short-term depth in the outfield. Expect Muzziotti to return to Lehigh Valley when Marsh is officially activated Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Back in action for Reading
Muzziotti (hamstring) has gone 3-for-15 with a double, two walks, a stolen base and two runs in four games for Double-A Reading since being activated from the 7-day injured list Tuesday.
Muzziotti was on the shelf for just over five weeks before returning to action for Reading. Since being sent back to Double-A in late April after he was included on the Phillies' Opening Day roster, the 23-year-old has slashed .231/.318/.359 over 44 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: On IL at Double-A
Muzziotti is on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Reading with a hamstring strain, Kyle Glaser of Baseball America reports.
He hit .250/.333/.417 with zero home runs and zero steals in eight games before suffering the injury. Muzziotti is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Clearwater soon.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Optioned to Double-A
Muzziotti was optioned to Double-A Reading on Friday.
Muzziotti entered spring fifth on the Phillies' depth chart in center field, but after Adam Haseley was traded to the White Sox and both Odubel Herrera (oblique) and Mickey Moniak (hand) got hurt, he was needed on the Opening Day roster to back up Matt Vierling. He didn't do much with his limited opportunities, going 1-for-7 at the plate, but the Phillies likely weren't expecting much from a player who'd played a grand total of 12 games above High-A. He'll return to a more appropriate level as Herrera returns from the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Takes seat Monday
Muzziotti isn't in the lineup Monday against the Rockies, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Muzziotti started in two of the last three games and went 1-for-6 with a strikeout. Matt Vierling will start in center field and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Officially called up
Muzziotti was called up by the Phillies as expected Friday.
The Phillies would probably prefer Muzziotti to get more development time in the minors before giving him his first call-up, but the team's hand has been forced by injuries to Odubel Herrera (oblique) and Mickey Moniak (hand). The team needed another player capable of handling center field behind Matt Vierling, who himself may fit best in a corner. Muzziotti should be able to handle the defensive side of things, but his bat may not be ready at this point. He's only played in 20 games over the last two years due to the canceled minors season in 2020 and visa troubles in 2021, with just 12 of those games coming above High-A.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Slated to join major-league club
Muzziotti will be recalled by the Phillies on Thursday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Muzziotti was on track to start the season at Double-A Reading, but he'll provide depth in the outfield for the major-league club after Mickey Moniak was diagnosed with a fractured wrist that will force him to miss approximately six weeks. Muzziotti appeared in 20 minor-league games last year and hit .296 with 12 RBI, nine runs and two stolen bases.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Back in action at Low-A
Muzziotti (personal) went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run Thursday in his season debut for Low-A Clearwater.
Muzziotti was assigned to the affiliate Thursday after he had been on the restricted list since the spring while contending with visa issues. The 22-year-old outfielder from Venezuela should get the chance to play regularly for Clearwater over the final few weeks of the season.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Placed on restricted list
Muzziotti has been placed on the restricted list due to visa issues, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
The move temporarily frees up a 40-man roster spot, allowing the Phillies to add a non-roster invitee like Brandon Kintzler or Matt Joyce, both of whom were told they'd made the team Friday. It's not clear when Muzziotti will be able to join the team, though he's yet to play above High-A, so while his delays may impact his personal development they won't affect the Phillies' big-league roster.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Reassigned to minor-league camp
Muzziotti was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Although Muzziotti was shielded from the Rule 5 draft in November, he'll begin the 2021 campaign in the minors after spending the entire 2019 season with High-A Clearwater. He didn't appear in any spring games this year.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Simon Muzziotti: Added to 40-man roster
Muzziotti was added to the Phillies' 40-man roster Friday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Muzziotti's addition to the 40-man roster will protect him from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. The 21-year-old spent the entire 2019 season with High-A Clearwater, where he slashed .287/.337/.372 with 28 RBI and 21 stolen bases, but he wasn't included in the team's 60-man player pool in 2020.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 175 lbs|
|Birthplace: Cumana, Venezuela|
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