Steven Craig Register
When Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco arrived in Philadelphia on July 29th in a blockbuster trade with the Indians, John Mayberry, Jr. and Steven Register were optioned back to the IronPigs to clear two roster spots. Register had been recalled on July 25th, appearing in that night's game for a pair of innings, and his demotion four days later ended his big league career.
Register's promotion to the Phillies was necessitated by a rash of bullpen injuries in mid-2009 that saw Clay Condrey, Chad Durbin and J.C. Romero all on the disabled list. His two-inning Phillies career came during an eventual 14-6 blowout win over the Cardinals with Register pitching the final two frames after relieving Chan Ho Park who in turn had relieved Rodrigo Lopez. I'm fairly certain the photo used for this Missing Links card is a photo I took of my television screen from one of those innings as photos of Register in a Phillies uniform are fairly scarce.
Prior to his short Phillies career, Register pitched in the Rockies system and appeared with them for 10 games in 2008.
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6'1" Weight: 180
Born: May 16, 1983, Columbus, GA
Drafted: Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 3rd round of the 2004 amateur draft, June 7, 2004
Major League Teams: Colorado Rockies 2008; Phillies 2009
Acquired: May 20, 2009 - Selected off waivers from the Colorado Rockies
Debut: July 25, 2009 - Relieved Chan Ho Park in the eighth inning of a 14-5 game against the Cardinals. Allowed one run and recorded one strikeout against former Phillie Joe Thurston.
Final Game: July 25, 2009
Departed: October 5, 2009 - Granted free agency and signed with the Toronto Blue Jays' organization, January 19, 2010
0 Register Baseball Cards in My Collection
Complete Chachi Checklist
2009 Chachi #51
First Mainstream Card: 2004 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects #BDP45
First Topps Base Card: N/A
Last Mainstream Card: 2008 Bowman Signs of the Future #SOF-SR
Other Notable Cards: 2003 Upper Deck Finite Stars and Stripes #USA-3, 2009 Multi-Ad Colorado Springs Sky Sox #28
Sources: Baseball Reference and The Trading Card Database
Phillies Missing Links of the 2000s
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This is a continuing series looking at those players who spent time with the Phillies but possess no baseball card proof of their time in Philadelphia. In some cases, the First and Last Mainstream cards listed above have been subjectively chosen if multiple cards were released in that year.