Victor Arano started the season on the Double-A disabled list and is ending it with his first shot at pitching in the majors. The right-hander pitched well for Reading this season and made a postseason appearance with Lehigh Valley.
The Phillies will continue to develop young players in Williamsport through the 2020 season. The Phillies and Williamsport Crosscutters signed a two-year extension to their player development contract.
The Phillies added left-handed starter Mackenzie Mills in the deal that sent Howie Kendrick to the Washington Nationals. Mills has shown some promise in the past two seasons and the Phillies hope he continues his upward trend.