For the second time this month, infielder Johan Camargo was placed on the IL with a right knee strain. Initially, Camargo went on the IL on June 7 and returned to the Phillies active roster on June 21. The 28-year old played in just three games with the Phils before aggravating the knee strain and going back on the IL. Meanwhile, a right elbow stress reaction sent pitching prospect James McArthur to the 60-day IL.
McArthur, who is generally regarded as a top 20 pitching prospect in the organization, got off to a rough start this season and posted a 10.22 ERA in April. Since then, McArthur had pitched much better and was 2-3 with a 3.63 ERA with Double-A Reading over May and June. The Phillies selected McArthur in the third round of the 2018 Draft and he has moved through the system, posting a 4.17 ERA. McArthur, 25, has good size at 6′ 7″, 230 pounds and is a right-hander out of the University of Mississippi.
Camargo has been an important piece of the Phillies infield which has been hit by injuries throughout the season. His ability to play multiple positions has come in handy and he has hit 3-15-.230/.296/.317 in 47 games with the Phillies.
The two moves made it possible for the Phillies to select the contract of first baseman/designated hitter Darick Hall from Lehigh Valley.