The Phillies have sent struggling reliever Hector Neris to Triple A and called up left-handed reliever Austin Davis.
Neris, 29, was the Phillies' primary closer last season, racking up 26 saves in 74 games. He pitched in 79 games in 2016.
The workhorse right-hander has struggled this season, pitching to a 6.00 ERA in 30 games (see story). Neris allowed four hits and four runs in the ninth inning Sunday at Milwaukee. The Phillies held on for a 10-9 win with Jake Thompson coming on for the save.
Davis, 25, was selected by the Phillies in the 12th round of the 2014 draft. He had a 2.70 ERA and a 0.982 WHIP in 26 games at Double A Reading and Triple A Lehigh Valley this season.