In what will go down as the worst day in franchise history, the Philadelphia Phillies have designated Chad Qualls for assignment. The club has ten days to either trade him, release him or place him on waivers. If Qualls is placed on waivers and passes through, he’ll be sent to AAA Lehigh Valley. A vital part of the Phillies great bullpen, Chad posted a 5.68 ERA in his last 29 appearances after pitching scoreless frames in his first six outings. According to multiple beat writers, Qualls asked to be traded because he’s “a Major League Pitcher” and wouldn’t know what to do in the minors. There’s a strong possibility that the Phillies will trade him for the likes of a Josh Hamilton. Jeremy Horst, acquired in the Wilson Valdez trade, took his place on the 40-man roster and will be in uniform today. The organization also made another move in sending down Joe Savery, another cog in the great Phillies bullpen, and brought up Brian Sanches, who’s likely going to go down as one of the greatest Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs/Scranton Wilkes Barre Phillies of all time.