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Steve Susdorf designated for assignment

Posted: July 30, 2013 3:35 p.m.
Updated: July 30, 2013 3:35 p.m.

Hart High graduate Steve Susdorf was designated for assignment by the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.

Steve Susdorf’s stay in the Major Leagues was short-lived.

The Hart High graduate was designated for assignment on Tuesday by Philadelphia Phillies less than a week after he made his MLB debut.

The move, which was reported on the team's transaction list, means Susdorf will be removed from the Phillies’ 40-man roster and will likely be sent down to the team’s Triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

It's also possible that he could be traded or placed on waivers, which would allow another team to pick him up.

Susdorf was playing Lehigh Valley for when he was called up to the big leagues on Thursday.

He appeared in that night’s game as a pinch hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals and went on to play in Saturday and Sunday’s games against the Detroit Tigers. The 27-year-old and 19th-round MLB draft pick in 2008 recorded his first Major League hit and scored a run on Sunday with a double against the Tigers. He started that game in left field.

In three games, he went 1-for-7 at the plate.

Tuesday’s move was done to make room for third Cody Asche, a 23-year-old third baseman who was called up from Lehigh Valley.

Susdorf has spent most of the last two seasons playing for the IronPigs and he’s put up strong hitting numbers in that time, batting .282 last year and .335 so far this season.

He’s spent his entire professional career in the Phillies’ organization, which came after a successful run at Fresno State.


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