The Philadelphia Phillies have placed 28-year old righty closer Jeanmar Gomez on paternity leave. Gomez has pitched in 47 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 3-2 with 27 saves, a 2.72 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. He has given up 44 hits and 13 walks while whiffing 32 batters in his first 49 2/3 innings for the Phillies this year. The Phillies have called up 27-year old righty reliever Michael Mariot to replace Gomez on the active roster. Mariot has pitched in 32 games (2 starts) in A+AA+AAA-ball so far this year and he is 1-3 with 1 save, a 3.76 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. Mariot has pitched in 19 games (0 starts) in his first two years in the show and he is 1-0 with a 6.11 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP.
UPDATE: (8/5/2016) – Jeanmar Gomez is back for the Phillies.