The Phillies have announced the following player transactions:
Righthanded pitchers Keith Bucktrot, Francisco Butto and Edwin Moreno and catcher A.J. Hinch have been outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Hinch has opted for free agency.
Righthanded pitcher Yoel Hernandez had his contract purchased from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and has been added to the 40-man roster.
Hernandez, 25, went 6-4 with a 3.40 ERA in 40 relief appearances for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He struck out 52 batters in 55.2 innings (8.4 SO/9.0 IP). A native of Venezuela, Hernandez was originally signed by the Phillies in 1998 and has spent the past seven seasons pitching at every level in the minor league system. He has pitched almost exclusively in relief since 2002, after spending his first four seasons as a starter.