Todd Zolecki reported in a news release that the Phillies outrighted Domonic Brown, Tommy Joseph, Brian Bogusevic, and Kelly Dugan from their 40-Man Roster.
I don’t think any of these moves is surprising. Brown’s inability to live up to expectations, Joseph’s concussion issues and recent position change, Bogusevic’s journeyman status, and Dugan’s inability to stay healthy led most of us to expect these moves.
The 40-Man is now down to 30 players plus up to 6 players still on the 60-Day DL – Elvis Araujo, Matt Harrison, Mario Hollands, Cesar Hernandez, and future former Phillies Cliff Lee and Chad Billingsley.
Here’s an open discussion thread so the minor league posts don’t get cluttered with Phillies’ talk and other topics.
- Another name has entered the discussion surrounding the the Phillies’ search to fill their vacant GM position. It was reported this week that Cardinals’ Director of Player Personell, Matt Slater, has interviewed for the position. Former Marlins GM Larry Beinfest has also been interviewed. Indians executive Ross Atkins is also believed to have interviewed. Others who have been mentioned as candidates are Matt Klentak of the Angels front office, Kim Ng of the Commissioner’s office, Thad Levine of the Rangers front office, Ben Cherington formerly Boston’s GM, and Royals assistant GM J.J. Piccolo.
- The Phillies signed local LHP Jeff Singer to a contract this week. Singer was not drafted undrafted this spring and subsequently signed with the Camden Riversharks.