Sunday, January 14, 2018

Pitchers and Catchers Report to Clearwater in One Month (cc: @TheSnortingBull)


We're exactly one month away from the official start of spring training, and I thought I'd check in with the Phillies offseason moves so far.  Before we get to that, and thanks to the suggestion of fellow collector and blogger Snorting Bull, here's a Steve Geltz/Steve Jeltz combo card that had to happen.  Geltz is a Phillies non-roster invitee and a Durham Bulls alumni.

Back on December 18th, I completely missed the news that Hyun Soo Kim had signed a four-year $10.58 million contract with the LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization.  Kim came to the Phillies in late July in the Jeremy Hellickson deal with the Orioles.  Unless he appears in some early season Topps releases with the Phillies, his one and only Phillies baseball card can be found within the limited, late season, team-issued photo card update set.

2018 Chachi Departures #5
Hyun Soo Kim Complete Chachi Checklist
2017 Chachi #50
2018 Chachi Departures #5

Moving On - 2017-2018 Offseason
  • Henderson Alvarez - rhp (10/4/17) - Outrighted off 40-man roster and elected free agency.
  • Ty Kelly - 2b-of (10/4/17) - Outrighted off 40-man roster and elected free agency.
  • Kevin Siegrist - lhp (10/4/17) - Outrighted off 40-man roster and elected free agency.
  • Andres Blanco - inf (11/2/17) - Elected free agency.
  • Clay Buchholz - rhp (11/2/17) - Elected free agency.
  • Hyun Soo Kim - of (11/2/17) - Elected free agency, signed with the LG Twins of the Korea Baseball Organization, 12/18/17.
  • Daniel Nava - of (11/2/17) - Elected free agency.
  • Jesen Therrien - rhp (11/6/17) - Outrighted off 40-man roster and elected free agency, signed as a minor league free agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers, 11/29/17.
  • Michael Mariot - rhp (11/6/17) - Elected free agency, signed as a minor league free agent with the San Diego Padres, 11/29/17.
  • Colton Murray - rhp (11/6/17) - Elected free agency, signed as a minor league free agent with the Tampa Bay Rays, 12/14/17.
  • Brock Stassi - 1b (11/6/17) - Elected free agency, signed as a minor league free agent with the Minnesota Twins, 12/7/17.
  • Cameron Perkins - of (12/11/17) - Claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners.
  • Freddy Galvis - ss (12/15/17) - Traded to the San Diego Padres for Enyel De Los Santos.
Coming Back - 2017-2018 Offseason
  • Pedro Florimon - inf-of (11/13/17) - Signed to a minor league contract.
  • Pedro Beato - rhp (12/22/17) - Signed to a minor league contract.
New Additions - 2017-2018 Offseason
  • Engelb Vielma - inf (11/20/17) - Claimed off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.
  • Pat Neshek - rhp (12/15/17) - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Colorado Rockies.
  • Tommy Hunter - rhp (12/15/17) - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Carlos Santana - 1b (12/20/17) - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Cleveland Indians.
Already Gone - 2017-2018 Offseason
  • Engelb Vielma - inf (12/11/17) - Claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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