Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Roster Shuffle: Phillies Old & New
*Michael Stutes, already removed from the 40-man roster, has now been released. A few years back, I thought he was a future setup man. Now, he's just a mess. He ends his time with the Phillies after 3 seasons, 79 games, and a 4.01 ERA in 85.1 innings.
*Kevin Frandsen elected free agency and promptly signed with the Nationals. I'm predicting a game winner against Papelbon this season.
*Vance Worley has been traded to the Pirates. Phuture Phucco?
*Joe Blanton was released by the Angels.
*Seth Rosin, a Rule 5 pick by the Dodgers from the Phillies, has now been claimed by the Rangers.
*The Mariners released Endy Chavez and Humerto Quintero, just to turn around and re-sign them to minor league deals. This helped the M's avoid giving them roster bonuses.
*Randy Wolf was going to make the Opening Day roster for Seattle, but they wanted him to agree to a special contract that allowed them to release him within 45 days only be on the hook for a prorated portion of his salary. He elected free agency. Good luck finding a job.
*Delmon Young has made the Orioles roster. Boo!
*John McDonald has been named the Angels utility infielder. Seriously, how does he have a job?