Hunter, 31, suffered a hamstring injury during spring training and made two rehab appearances – one each with Clearwater and Reading – throwing 2 1/3 shutout innings. After his final appearance with Reading on Saturday he was activated from the DL and will be available for Sunday’s series finale against Pittsburgh.
To make room for Hunter on the 25-man roster, left-hander Hoby Milner was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The 27-year old Milner made 10 relief appearances with the Phillies and was most notably the pitcher called into a game by manager Gabe Kapler prior to having thrown in the bullpen to get warm.
Milner allowed six hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings and posted a 7.71 ERA with four strikeouts.
Moving Milner back to Triple-A leaves the Phillies with just one left-hander, Adam Morgan, in the bullpen. Morgan has a 3.12 ERA in 12 relief appearances covering 8 2/3 innings with seven walks and 10 strikeouts.