The Phillies appeared to have their infield set with Eric Bruntlett and either Greg Dobbs or Wes Helms backing up the starters. Olmedo will give them another option and could wind up sending him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley as insurance. Olmedo is known primarily for his defensive skills and is a career .228 hitter in 403 at bats and is a career .264 hitter in over 700 minor league games. Olmedo has played primarily at shortstop, but has also played second base and even a little third base. Last season, he played one game in right field for Toronto.
John Ennis is the victim of Olmedo's arrival. The right-hander was designated for assignment on Tuesday to clear a spot on the 40 man roster for Olmedo.