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Justin De Fratus | Relief Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 224
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Phillies recalled RHP Justin De Fratus from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
De Fratus allowed four runs over his first five relief innings last month before being sent down. The Phillies will use him in low-leverage situations. May 25 - 1:01 PM

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Phillies optioned RHP Justin De Fratus to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

De Fratus allowed four runs over his first five relief innings to earn the demotion. He'll be replaced in the bullpen by Luis Garcia.
Apr 13 - 10:19 AM

Phillies recalled RHP Justin De Fratus from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

De Fratus has a 1.89 ERA in 13 appearances at the minor league level. The 25-year-old will provide bullpen depth.
Sat, May 11, 2013 08:43:00 AM

Phillies recalled RHP Justin De Fratus from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

De Fratus has dealt with elbow issues for much of the season but has pitched well at Triple-A when healthy, putting up a 2.49 ERA and 22/3 K/BB ratio over 21 2/3 innings. The Phillies will use him in the middle innings.
Sun, Sep 2, 2012 09:16:00 AM

Phillies activated RHP Justin De Fratus from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

De Fratus, out since April with a flexor pronator strain in his right elbow, tossed a scoreless inning in a rehab appearance with High-A Clearwater on Monday. He'll serve as relief depth at Triple-A now that he's back to full health.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 01:50:00 PM

Justin De Fratus (elbow) is about a week away from beginning a minor league rehab assignment.

De Fratus hasn't pitched since April due to a flexor pronator strain in his right elbow. The 24-year-old right-hander will likely be optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley once he's back to full health.
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 09:42:00 PM

Justin De Fratus (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Thursday.

De Fratus has been long-tossing with no issues and is ready for the next step. "He has been feeling great," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said. De Fratus is likely to return in early July if he can avoid setbacks.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 09:03:00 PM

Justin De Fratus (elbow) is long-tossing from 120 feet.

"There's a light at the end of the tunnel for him," Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said of De Fratus. It's not clear when the right-hander will be ready for a rehab assignment.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 09:36:00 PM

Phillies transferred RHP Justin De Fratus from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, as De Fratus has been out all year with a flexor pronator strain in his right elbow and isn't expected back until mid-June, at the earliest.
Fri, May 11, 2012 02:32:00 PM

Justin De Fratus will be shut down for a month with a flexor pronator strain in his right elbow.

De Fratus began the year on the DL with what was called a sprained elbow at the time, but the soreness remained and now the Phillies have a more specific diagnosis. It sounds like he won't be an option for the Phils until at least mid-June.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 08:32:00 PM

Justin De Fratus (elbow) tossed a scoreless inning in his first rehab start Sunday with Class-A Clearwater.

De Fratus began the season on the disabled list with a right elbow sprain. Baseball America ranked DeFratus as the seventh-best prospect in the Phillies organization last fall. He'll likely report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley once healthy.
Sun, Apr 22, 2012 08:11:00 PM

Justin De Fratus (elbow) faced live hitters Monday and threw approximately 30 pitches, including breaking balls.

De Fratus began the season on the disabled list with a right elbow sprain. He's slated to pitch again Thursday and could begin a minor league rehab assignment shortly thereafter.
Mon, Apr 16, 2012 09:43:00 PM

Phillies placed RHP Justin De Fratus on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with a right elbow sprain.

De Fratus was shut down at the start of Phillies' camp due to elbow soreness, but recently began throwing bullpen sessions. He'll likely open the season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley once healthy.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 09:25:00 PM

Justin De Fratus (elbow) made roughly 40 throws from 60 feet on Monday.

De Fratus was sidelined early in camp due to elbow soreness, but he has finally resumed his throwing program. However, it's not clear when he'll throw from a mound. The 24-year-old right-hander is a long shot candidate for a bullpen spot this spring after posting a 2.99 ERA and 99/25 K/BB ratio over 75 1/3 innings last season between Double- and Triple-A.
Mon, Mar 5, 2012 10:58:00 PM

Justin De Fratus (elbow) will resume throwing Monday.

De Fratus has been shut down since early in camp due to elbow soreness, but he's evidently progressed to the point that the Phillies will let him test it out again. The 24-year-old right-hander is an intriguing potential bullpen arm after posting a 2.99 ERA and 99/25 K/BB ratio over 75 1/3 innings last season between Double- and Triple-A.
Sun, Mar 4, 2012 09:05:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Cody Asche
2Reid Brignac
LF1Domonic Brown
2John Mayberry
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cliff Lee
2Cole Hamels
3A.J. Burnett
4Kyle Kendrick
5Roberto Hernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ken Giles
6Mario Hollands
7Justin De Fratus
8Phillippe Aumont