Grady Sizemore is set to join the Phillies.
Following Thursday's 9-1 win over the Brewers, the Phils optioned right-handed pitcher David Buchanan to Triple A Lehigh Valley and selected Sizemore's contract from the IronPigs. To make room for Sizemore on the 40-man roster, Cliff Lee was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Sizemore, 31, went 13 for 45 (.289) with a double and a homer in 10 games for Lehigh Valley and can play all three outfield positions. He'll join the Phils on Friday, when they open a three-game set with the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park.
Sizemore previously hit .216 with 14 extra-base hits in 52 games for the Red Sox this season. Boston released the former three-time All-Star on June 18, and he signed with the Phils on June 24.
Buchanan, who got the win following seven innings of one-run ball on Thursday, is 5-5 with a 4.40 ERA in 10 games with the Phillies since being called up in late May. He's pitched well in his last two outings, and the move allows him to stay fresh through the all-star break.
Lee is still eligible to come off the DL on July 18 -- the first game after the break -- when the Phillies will be in Atlanta. He could rejoin the team on that day if all goes well in his third rehab start Monday.
-- Jim Salisbury, CSNPhilly.com