Monday, June 15, 2009

2009 Chachi #42 Tyler Walker

The revolving door to the Phillies' bullpen continues to spin with the addition of Tyler Walker. If you're keeping score at home, the Phils recalled Kyle Kendrick on Friday. Kyle was optioned back to AAA Lehigh after Friday's loss and Sergio Escalona was recalled. Sergio was sent back to Lehigh after Saturday's game and that brings us to #52, Tyler Walker.

Phillies debut: June 16, 2009
Major League debut: July 2, 2002
Former teams: New York Mets 2002, San Francisco Giants 2004-2006, Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2006, San Francisco Giants 2007-2008
How acquired: Signed by the Phillies as a minor league free agent formerly with the Seattle Mariners, April 9, 2009
Pictured: I got nothing. I was hoping for a picture of Tyler in an IronPigs uniform, but to no avail. So instead, we have a shot from Spring Training when Tyler was pitching with the Mariners. I eventually found a decent picture of Jack Taschner, so I'm convinced a good Phillies picture of Tyler will show up at some point.

UPDATE, 10pm - I'm going with the Phillies website mug shot for now.
UPDATE, August 31 - Tyler doesn't appear in the Phillies Team Issue Update set . . . This is the first image that comes up when "Tyler Walker Phillies" is Googled.


Dan said...

I saw Walker pitch quite a bit for the Giants last year. His pitches (especially his slider) have a lot of movement, but he does have a tendency to walk a few too many batters.

Jim said...

With Ruben Amaro, Jr. actively seeking pitching help, I wonder how long he'll be around.