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Things Looking Up For Chantres

This time last year, Carlos Chantres was far from pitching in the majors. In fact, he wasn't even pitching in the United States and it didn't appear that he would have the opportunity to pitch in the states anytime soon. Fast forward one season and the 29 year old is a step away from Major League Baseball.

Luckily for Carlos Chantres, the Phillies were desperate for pitching help in the minors last season. By mid-summer, injuries and trades had depleted their minor league staffs and the Phillies scoured waiver wires and independent league rosters for any sign of help. Pitching for the Nashua Pride of the Atlantic League, the Phillies took a quick look at Chantres and decided he was good enough to...

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