Jake Diekman RP PHI 3 Months

Diekman pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts Sunday in his final appearance of the 2014 season.

Diekman ends the year 5-5 with a 3.80 ERA and a 100:35 K:BB ratio in 71 innings. He was very tough on lefties this season, but has some work to do to refine his approach against righties. They hit .256 against him, and while he struck out 62 right handers in 46.2 innings, Diekman also walked 30.

Jake Diekman RP PHI 3 Months

Manager Ryne Sandberg said Diekman is an option to close while Jonathan Papelbon serves his seven-game suspension, the Phialdelphia Inquirer reports.

Sandberg will not name an interim closer, but Ken Giles and Diekman are the two candidates to see any save opportunities until Tuesday when Papelbon returns. Giles may be the more likely of the two to get the call first.

Jake Diekman RP PHI 3 Months

Manager Ryne Sandberg said Diekman will have a reduced workload out of the bullpen for the final weeks of the season, the Phillies' official site reports.

Diekman has pitched a career-high 65 innings this season. He is 4-4 with a 3.74 ERA and a 92:32 K:BB ratio.

Jake Diekman RP PHI 4 Months

Diekman picked up his 14th hold of the season in the Phillies' win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

Diekman worked two scoreless innings Wednesday, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out four. He is 3-3 with a 4.03 ERA and an 84:25 K:BB ratio in 58 innings this season.

Jake Diekman RP PHI 4 Months

Diekman pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in Sunday's win over the Mets.

Diekman hit a bit of a rough patch in July, but has has pitched 4.1 scoreless innings thus far in August. He is 3-3 with a 4.10 ERA and a 74:22 K:BB ratio in 52.2 innings this season.

Jake Diekman RP PHI 5 Months

Jake Diekman was ejected from Saturday night's game against the Nationals.

Diekman pitched one inning, allowing two runs on one hit and one strikeout before being ejected. He has 61 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings this season but a 4.53 ERA.

Jake Diekman RP PHI 8 Months

With Jonathan Papelbon unavailable after pitching three straight days, Jake Diekman got the save chance for the Phillies on Monday and gave up a grand slam to Dan Uggla in the ninth.

Needless to say, he took the blown save, as well as his first loss. Diekman is a talented left-hander, but he was nervous tonight, as evidenced by his four-pitch walk to B.J. Upton to start the ninth. The Phillies would have preferred to go to Antonio Bastardo in Paplebon's place, but he needed the day off, too.

Jake Diekman RP PHI Mar 24 '79

Phillies recalled LHP Jacob Diekman from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Tyler Cloyd was sent down in a corresponding roster move. Diekman had a 5.70 ERA and 37/24 K/BB ratio over 30 innings this season in Triple-A and will pitch in middle relief.

Jake Diekman RP PHI Dec 26 '78

Phillies optioned LHP Jacob Diekman and RHP Justin De Fratus to Triple-A Lehigh Valley; reassigned INF Josh Fields and LHP Cesar Jimenez to minor league camp.

Diekman has plenty of upside as a situational lefty, but his control is still a work in progress. He and De Fratus will be up at some point this season.

Jake Diekman RP PHI May 12 '78

Phillies optioned LHP Jacob Diekman to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Diekman holds a 4.64 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over 23 appearances with the Phils this season. He and Joe Savery are making room for the arrival of new acquisitions Nate Schierholtz and Josh Lindblom.