Source: Jorge Alfaro is coming up for Phillies. One of key players in Cole Hamels trade return, Alfaro is a rocket-armed, big-power catcher.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 26, 2016
|Alfaro, image- Jay Floyd|
The six-foot-two 225-pound Colombian was acquired last summer from Texas as part of the Cole Hamels trade.
An All-Star in the Eastern League this year, Alfaro was the subject of a feature on PhilliesNation just last month.
A teammate of Alfaro's (I will not state who that was) tweeted a remark, quoting Passan's tweet on the topic, confirming the promotion, but later deleted his own congratulatory comment, likely after realizing he should not have done so prior to the organization making the announcement.
The transaction comes on the heels of the Phillies trading long-time backstop Carlos Ruiz to the Dodgers on Thursday.