Saturday, January 8, 2011

Phillies DFA Sergio Escalona

With the signing of J.C. Romero finally made official, the Phillies found themselves with an extra player on the 40 man roster. That extra player turned out to be Sergio Escalona, who has been designated for assignment by the Phils.

Escalona, who pitched in 14 career games with the Phillies, never quite lived up to the potential he showed in 2009. For a team that has been starved for lefty help out of the bullpen, Escalona never did enough to step up and prove that he could be a steady contributor. After never getting above Double A last year, the writing was on the wall that Escalona wasn't going to be a part of the Phillies plans.

Since all of the Cliff Lee excitement, things have been pretty quiet for the Phillies. While there have been grumblings here and there about a Chad Durbin signing, the Phillies seem pretty content with their roster. Personally, I'm still hoping they add another right-handed outfield bat to the mix.

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