Following Tuesday's 8-0 win over the Nationals, left-handed relievers Jake Diekman and Joe Savery were optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The move was made to make room for right-hander Josh Lindblom and outfielder Nate Schierholtz, the two Major League-ready pieces the Phillies received in trades for Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence earlier in the day.
Diekman was 1-1 with a 4.64 ERA in 23 games with the Phillies this season, while Savery, a former first-round pick, was 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA.
For the time being, Antonio Bastardo will be one of two left-handers in the bullpen, along with Jeremy Horst, and the club will carry three catchers in Carlos Ruiz, Brian Schneider and Erik Kratz.
Schneider was activated from the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game against the Nationals. Schneider had been out with a right ankle sprain since June 24. He went 4-for-22 with two doubles and two RBIs in six rehab games with Class A Clearwater.
With Brown's promotion on Tuesday, that makes seven Phillies on the active roster who began the season with Lehigh Valley.
The Phillies traded Lehigh Valley catcher Tuffy Gosewisch to the Toronto Blue Jays for no compensation on Tuesday. Gosewisch was hitting .192 with four home runs and 20 RBIs in 65 games with the IronPigs.