Over the winter, the 25 year-old right-hander wound up on the waiver wire and was grabbed by the New York Yankees, just about one month ago. Now, for the second time this winter, Schlitter was on waivers and this time, his old club, the Phillies, didn't wait to grab him.
With their 40 man roster full, the Phillies have designated once highly regarded pitching prospect Andrew Carpenter for assignment.
Carpenter has gone 1-1 with a 9.31 ERA in five games - one start - with the Phillies over the past three seasons. In the minors, Carpenter - the Phillies second round pick in the 2006 Draft - has gone 19-18 with a 3.67 ERA over the past three seasons at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Earlier this off-season, Phillies assistant GM Benny Looper admitted that the Phillies probably erred when they added Carpenter to the opening day roster to fill the spot of the injured Joe Blanton.
"We probably put Andrew in a tough spot when we gave him a little bit ofa major-league tast and then sent him back," Looper told Jeff Schuler of the Morning Call. "I haven't talked to him personally but mentally, that's got to be pretty hard on a player."