|2014 Choice Lehigh Valley|
I have this sinking feeling that this will be one of those seasons where there's a rotating cast of fringe minor leaguers and journeymen relievers who spend a short amount of time in Phillies pinstripes and then ride off into the sunset. To date, we've already greeted and said goodbye to both Shawn Camp and Jayson Nix.Camp has already come back (to the IronPigs at least) and the Phillies made their first of what will most likely be many trades this season yesterday afternoon. Following the latest painful loss to the Braves, the Phillies traded infielder Ronny Cedeno to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Double-A catcher Raywilly Gomez. Cedeno had been designated for assignment and the Phillies and Diamondbacks were able to work out a deal for the veteran. Cedeno went 0 for 9 in seven games with the Phillies and I would be shocked if his time with the club was ever marked with a Phillies baseball card appearance.
Here's an updated list of the new 2014 Phillies acquired during the offseason and the two members of the 2014 squad who have already moved on. I have a feeling this list is about to grow.
Ronny Cedeno (1/12/14) - Signed as a minor league free agent formerly with the San Diego Padres.
A.J. Burnett (2/16/14) - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Koyie Hill (3/17/14) - Acquired from the Washington Nationals for a player to be named later or cash.
Jayson Nix (3/28/14) - Acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash.
Departed During the Season
Jayson Nix (5/12/14) - Outrighted off the 40-man roster and elected free agency. (Signed with the Tampa Bay Rays organization.)
Ronny Cedeno (6/29/14) - Traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for catcher Raywilly Gomez.