The Phillies made two waiver claims and cleared five players off their 40-man-roster.
The Phillies claimed RHP Luis Ortiz and LHP Andrew Vasquez off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. Both are relievers.
Ortiz was drafted in the first round by Texas in 2014. In 2016, he was traded at the deadline to Milwaukee as part of the Lewis Brinson/Jonathan Lucroy deal. In 2018, he was traded at the deadline to Baltimore as part of the Jonathan Schoop deal. He pitched in Triple-A the past two-plus seasons and has seen time in the majors in 2018-19 with Baltimore and 2022 with the Giants. In 8.2 innings, he posted a 1.04 ERA, struck out 6, and walked 3 while facing 33 batters.
Vasquez was drafted in the 32nd round by Minnesota in 2015. He was traded during the 2021 season to the Dodgers in a swap of minor leaguers. He became a free agent and signed with Toronto in March of 2022. He was claimed off waivers by the Phillies on August 2, 2022, but was selected off waivers 15 days later by the Giants when the Phillies tried to designate him off the 40-man roster. He posted a 2.23 ERA for 3 Triple-A teams last season, 2.25 with Lehigh Valley in 4.0 innings. He has pitched in the majors in 2018-19 with Minnesota, in 2021 with the Dodgers, and in 2022 with Toronto and San Francisco.
The Phillies outrighted four pitchers and an infielder: RHP Mark Appel, RHP Hans Crouse, LHP Kent Emanuel, LHP Damon Jones, and infielder Yairo Munoz.