Maton was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday.

Maton's .261/.323/.391 slash line in 128 plate appearances this season is perfectly adequate for a utility infielder, but he's a young player with options, so he's nonetheless found himself bouncing between the majors and minors for much of the year. He'll make way Thursday as the Phillies add an additional reliever, David Paulino, to the roster, but he could return the next time the Phillies decide they need another bat.

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