Maton was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday. He has hit .256 with two home runs and two steals in 131 plate appearances in the majors as a rookie. Didi Gregorius was reinstated from the restricted list in a corresponding move.
The Phillies recalled Maton from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday. Philadelphia will bring up Maton from the minors to give the team an extra body in the infield after Didi Gregorius was placed on the paternity list Sunday. Freddy Galvis will step in at shortstop for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks and will likely serve as the primary option at the position while Gregorius is away from the team for up to the next three days, so Maton will presumably be limited to a bench role.
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.
Maton was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday. Maton appeared in 11 games during his recent minor-league stint and posted a .468 on-base percentage with a triple, three doubles, eight runs and four RBI. He'll fill a depth role for the Phillies after right-hander Chase Anderson (triceps) was placed on the 10-day IL.
Maton (finger) has gone 2-for-13 with a double, four walks and three runs in his four games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley since being optioned by the Phillies. Before he was dropped from Philadelphia's active roster Thursday, Maton hadn't seen any action for the club since last weekend while he managed a finger injury. The fact that the Phillies chose to option him rather than placing him on the injured list implied the finger issue was only a minor concern, and his immediately entry into to the Triple-A lineup seemingly confirms as much.