The Phillies have designated 33-year old righty reliever Chad Qualls for assignment. Qualls pitched in 35 games (0 starts) for the Phillies this year and he was 1-1 with a 4.60 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP. The Phillies have called up 26-year old lefty reliever Jeremy Horst to replace Qualls in the bullpen. Horst pitched in 26 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he was 2-1 with 2 saves, a 2.11 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP. His only major league experience came last season with the Reds. He pitched in 12 games (0 starts) for the Reds last year and he was 0-0 with a 2.93 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP.
UPDATE: (7/2/2012) – The Phillies have dealt Chad Qualls to the New York Yankees for cash considerations.