Irvin was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday. Irvin has so far failed to establish himself at the big-league level, recording a 7.82 ERA in 25.1 innings in his debut season. Adam Morgan (forearm) was activated from the injured list to take his place on the roster.
Irvin gave up six runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out four through 3.2 innings of relief work and did not factor into the decision in a loss to the Braves on Sunday. After Vince Velasquez gave up four runs through 2.1 innings as an opener, Irvin quickly gave up a two-run home run to Josh Donaldson, and things did not get much better for the left-hander. Irvin carries a 6.84 ERA and a 7.9 K/9 through four appearances this season.
Irvin was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. The 25-year-old is set to work as the primary pitcher behind opener Vince Velasquez versus the Braves. Irvin has a 5.48 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 18:6 K:BB over 21.1 innings with the Phillies this season.
Irvin could be called up to start Sunday against the Braves, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. The Phillies' plans will depend in part on how they use their bullpen over the next two games, with a full bullpen game also seemingly a possibility. Irvin owns an unimpressive 5.48 ERA in 21.1 innings for the Phillies this season.
Irvin was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday. Irvin was called up to pitch in long relief behind an opener Saturday against the Dodgers and didn't particularly impress, allowing a pair of runs in 3.2 innings. His ERA sits at 5.48 through 21.1 frames in his rookie campaign. His demotion likely indicates that Zach Eflin (back) will be ready to return from the injured list Friday against the Reds. Reliever Austin Davis was recalled to take his place on the roster.