After signing a minor league deal with the Phillies on Friday, reliever Nick Vincent was activated by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for Saturday’s game against Charlotte. To clear spot on the Lehigh Valley roster, left-hander Tom Windle was released by the Phillies.
Vincent made 18 relief appearances with the Giants this season before going on the IL with a right pectoral strain. He was eventually moved to the 60-day IL and was designated for assignment after the Giants activated him on July 28th. In his time with San Francisco this season, Vincent was 0-2 with a 5.58 ERA with 30 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings of work, while walking just eight batters.
The Padres selected Vincent with their eighth round pick in the 2008 Draft and he made his MLB debut with San Diego on June 26, 2012. San Diego then dealt him to Seattle for cash just prior to the 2016 season and he spent two seasons with the Mariners before becoming a free agent and signing with San Francisco in March of this season. In all or part of eight major league seasons, Vincent has a 20-19 record with four saves and a 3.38 ERA.
Windle was acquired along with Zach Eflin in December of 2014 in the deal that sent Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers. The left-hander was originally a second round pick of the Dodgers in 2013. Over the past two seasons with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Windle was a combined 16-6, 4.21 in 92 relief appearances.