The next wave of Phillies roster additions has been announced.
As expected, third baseman Greg Dobbs returns to the bench following his second demotion to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he was beginning to heat up, hitting .289/.386/.579 with two homers in his last 10 games. Dobbs was taken off the 40-man roster when he was outrighted to Triple-A, so his contract was purchased and he has been added to the 40-man. Meanwhile, Ross Gload, who has been on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled groin, rejoins the club after a pair of rehab games with Single-A Clearwater. Gload benefited from regular playing time in the absence of Ryan Howard, pulling his season slash line up to .279/.333/.486. Dobbs and Gload join Mike Sweeney, Ben Francisco, Brian Schneider, Paul Hoover, Domonic Brown and Wilson Valdez on a pretty good-looking September bench.