The Phils have announced that they are adding four players from their minor-league system to their 40-man roster to protect them from next month’s Rule 5 draft.
The four minor leaguers are right-handed pitcher Phillippe Aumont, left-handed pitcher Jake Diekman, catcher Sebastian Valle and outfielder Tyson Gillies. Aumont and Gillies came to the Phils as part of the Cliff Lee deal with the Mariners in late 2009, while Valle was signed as an amateur in 2006 and Diekman was drafted in the 30th round of the draft in 2007. MLB.com have Valle ranked as the Phils no. 2 prospect in the minors, and Aumont as no. 10.
With the addition of the four mentioned minor leaguers, the Phils are now a player short of a complete 40-man roster.