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Phillies move Nick Pivetta to Triple-A

The Philadelphia Phillies optioned starting pitcher Nick Pivetta to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

What It Means:

Pivetta didn't last longer than five innings in any of his four starts, yet the 26-year-old right-hander allowed at least 3 runs and 7-plus hits in every outing. Jerad Eickhoff is taking Pivetta's spot in the Phillies' rotation.

Pivetta posted a 8.35 ERA and 2.13 WHIP with 16 strikeouts and 8 walks over 18 1/3 innings this season.