The Phillies have added right-hander B.J. Rosenberg to the major league roster. So far in 2012, Rosenberg has appeared in 16 games total, 5 at AA Reading and 11 at AAA Lehigh Valley. He was a combined 2-0 with a 1.56 ERA with 36 strikeouts in just 28 2/3 innings.
The Phillies shipped out left-handed pitcher Raul Valdes to AAA Lehigh Valley and outrighted Pete Orr off of the Phillies' 40-man roster. The Phillies had four left-handed relievers in the bullpen and probably could have used another righty.
Rosenberg was a 2008 draft pick of the Phillies out of the University of Louisville, where he was the team's closer on days he was not starting.