DENVER, COLO. -- The Colorado Rockies opted to call up Former Wabash Valley College baseball standout Phillip Diehl on Monday night, positioning the Warrior alumnus one step closer to his big league debut.
Diehl, a 24-year-old southpaw, was shipped to the Rockies by the Yankees in a trade on March 23. Prior to the trade, Diehl reached as high as the Yankees' AA affiliate, the Trenton Thunder. With the Thunder Diehl posted a lowly 1.35 ERA in 26 2-3 innings of relief work.
After the trade he continued that upward trajectory, boasting a combined 2.30 ERA between AA affiliate Hartford and AAA affiliate Albuquerque in 27 1-3 innings prior to earning the summon to the big leagues.
The call up was in correspondence with the Rockies transitioning righty Seunghwan Oh to the 10-day injured list.
It's been an incredible journey for Diehl, who's continued to rise the ranks following his time at Wabash Valley College. He departed WVC for Louisiana Tech, where he spent a couple seasons prior to being drafted in the 27th round by the Yankees in the 2016 MLB Draft.
Diehl became the fifth active former Warrior coached by Warriors head coach Rob Fournier to reach the big leagues.