Phillies add Rafael Marchán as additional player for London Series

June 8th, 2024

The Phillies have added catcher Rafael Marchán from triple-A Lehigh Valley as the additional player for the London Series against the New York Mets. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Nick Nelson and infielder Darick Hall have joined the team in London as part of the taxi squad.

Phillies President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Marchán, 25, began the season on the 10-day injured list with lower back pain before being reinstated and optioned to Lehigh Valley on May 27. In 13 combined games between the IronPigs and single-A Clearwater, including eight rehab appearances, Marchán slashed .233/.382/.395 with one double, two home runs, eight RBI, 10 walks and four runs scored. He made 10 starts at catcher and three as designated hitter.

A native of San Cristóbal, Venezuela, Marchán was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent on July 2, 2015.