Veteran outfielder Grady Sizemore was designated for assignment to make room for Asche. Sizemore batted .245 (24 for 98) with six RBIs.
Asche was sent to the minors to learn to play the outfield after the Phillies brought up prospect Maikel Franco to play third base. Asche batted.245 (26 for 106) with two homers and four RBIs before he was sent down.
Ben Revere moves from left field to right field to accommodate Asche.