Phillies pitching prospect Enyel De Los Santos to start Tuesday

CLEARWATER, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Enyel De Los Santos #78 of the Philadelphia Phillies poses for a portrait on February 20, 2018 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
CLEARWATER, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Enyel De Los Santos #78 of the Philadelphia Phillies poses for a portrait on February 20, 2018 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) /
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One of the Phillies top prospects is coming up to the big leagues

Enyel De Los Santos will be called up for the Phillies to start on Tuesday against the New York Mets. De Los Santos is the Phillies 11th-best prospect and sixth pitching prospect in the organization.

East Village Times writer James E. Clark was the first to report of De Los Santos’ promotion Sunday night, and IronPigs beat writer for The Morning Call Tom Housenick later confirmed the news.

To make room for De Los Santos on the 25-man roster the club sent Drew Anderson, who started on Sunday, back to Lehigh Valley. Pedro Florimon, who is recovering from a broken foot, was moved to the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster.

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Philadelphia acquired De Los Santos from the San Diego Padres for shortstop Freddy Galvis. It’s been a remarkable trade for general manager Matt Klentak with De Los Santos being the IronPigs lone All-Star selection.

In 16 starts for the IronPigs, De Los Santos is 9-3 with a 1.89 ERA and a .210 batting average against. Meanwhile in San Diego, Galvis is hitting .235 with 15 doubles, three triples, and four home runs for the Padres.

With a double-header on Monday and Vince Velasquez on the disabled list, the starting rotation was in a bind. Anderson only lasted five innings in his first major league start, allowing four runs off eight hits in a 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Aaron Nola and Zach Eflin will get the ball on Monday against New York with De Los Santos going on Tuesday. The organization hasn’t announced who will pitch Wednesday, but the Mets have announced All-Star Jacob de Grom will take the mound for them.

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