The Phillies have optioned pitcher Scott Mathieson and outfielders Quintin Berry and Drew Naylor to Triple-A, pitchers J.C. Ramirez and Yohan Flande to Double-A and pitcher Jesus E. Sanchez to Class A on Monday. The other players reassigned were: pitchers Phillippe Aumont, Joe Savery and Bill White; catchers Tuffy Gosewisch, Kevin Nelson, and John Suomi; shortstop Freddy Galvis; and outfielders Tyson Gillies and Chris Duffy.
The Phillies invited 20 players to spring training, including top prospects Domonic Brown, an outfielder, and Phillippe Aumont, a pitcher. Also invited were pitchers Brian Rosenberg, Joe Savery, Ryan Vogelsong, Ehren Wassermann and Bill White; catchers John Suomi, Dane K. Sardinha, Paul Hoover, Kevin Nelson and Tuffy Gosewisch; infielders Ozzie Chavez, Freddy Galvis, Cody Ransom, Andy Tracy and Wilson Valdez; and outfielders Tyson Gillies, Chris Duffy and Dewayne Wise.
Royals C John Suomi hit a two-run homer in the ninth for Kansas City on Saturday as the D-Backs dominated 11-3. Suomi went 1-for-2 in the game and is batting .600 on the spring in five at bats. After the game, however, Suomi was assigned to minor league camp. Outfielder Derrick Robinson and INF Corey Smith went with him.
Minor-league journeyman C John Suomi had four RBI for the Royals against the Giants on Tuesday, including a bases-clearing double in the seventh inning. In all, he went 1-for-1 with a walk.
The Royals invited SP Danny Cortes, RP Victor Marte, RP Yasuhiko Yabuta, C Cody Clark, C Jeff Howell, C John Suomi, OF Chris Lubanski, OF Derrick Robinson and OF Jose Duarte to major league spring training.