The Phillies created another spot on their 40-man roster on Monday afternoon by outrighting Joely Rodriguez to triple-A Lehigh Valley.
The lefthanded pitcher is coming off a frustrating season, which started in triple A before he was demoted in June to double-A Reading. Rodriguez spent time as both a starter and a reliever. He finished the season as a starter for Reading, registering a 5.52 ERA in his final nine starts. For the season, Rodriguez walked 57 batters and struck out 74 in 129.1 innings. He has yet to reach the majors.