Former No. Mark Appel, a former No.

Mark Appel, 2013 No. Mark Appel, the 2013 No. 1 overall pick, will be getting his first major league call up Saturday at the age 30. His baseball career was interrupted by three seasons.

The Philadelphia Phillies We are bringing in Triple-A Lehigh Valley's right-handed Appel as a reliever Connor Brogdon Rob Thomson, interim manager, told reporters that he was on the COVID-19 injured list.

“Completely overwhelmed. “Completely overwhelmed. tweeted Saturday morning. “Today I get to play Major League Baseball, a game that I love.”

Appel spent the last two seasons pitching in Triple A and Double A for the Phillies. This season, Appel has a 5-0 record with a 1.61 ERA in 19 appearances at Lehigh Valley.

After announcing that he would be retiring from baseball in February 2018, he rejoined the Phillies in 2021. He had suffered injuries to his labrum, rotator cuff and shoulder that required surgery.

The NCAA's most decorated pitcher, the Pittsburgh Pirates Appel was drafted eighth in the 2012 draft. He returned to Stanford for his senior year and the following season. Houston Astros He was one spot ahead of him in 2013 when he was selected first Kris Bryant. Appel joined Phillies after he was traded to the Phillies in December 2015. Ken Giles Houston

On Saturday, the Phillies will play the third game in a 4-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies San Diego Padres After splitting the first two.

This report was based on information from ESPN's David Schoenfield.

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