Saturday, November 5, 2011

2011 Chachi Almost #4 Josh Barfield

While we wait for the official word that Jim Thome has re-joined the Phillies on a one-year contract, I'll pass along a few other transactions from the past week.  (Thome's signing is pending a physical, which could be happening as you're reading this.)

Infielder Pete Orr will be back in the fold in 2012.  Orr was briefly a free agent before the Phillies re-signed him to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training.

Baseball America posted a lengthy list of minor league free agents yesterday, including 31 players who spent time within the Phillies system in 2011.  The only player on the list who spent time with the big club last year was left-handed pitcher Juan Perez.  Perez' big moment came back on July 8th when he struck out a side of Braves batters on just nine pitches.  Perez appeared in eight games with the Phils, pitching five innings and allowing two runs while striking out eight.

Also included on the list of 31 were Spring Training stand-outs Josh Barfield and Delwyn Young.  Both seemed to be locks to head north with the club when camp broke in late March, but neither made the club.  Barfield does however have the honor of receiving a Chachi card in the "Almost" insert set.

Moving On
Dane Sardinha (10-11) 10/10/11 - Filed for free agency
Brandon Moss (11) 10/17/11 - Outrighted to Lehigh Valley and filed for free agency
Pete Orr (11) 10/17/11 - Outrighted to Lehigh Valley and filed for free agency; 11/3/11 - Resigned by the Phillies as a minor league free agent with an invitation to Spring Training
Brad Lidge (08-11) 10/24/11 - Team option declined
Roy Oswalt (10-11) 10/24/11 - Team option declined
Ross Gload (10-11) 10/30/11 - Filed for free agency
Raul Ibanez (09-11) 10/30/11 - Filed for free agency
Ryan Madson (03-11) 10/30/11 - Filed for free agency
Jimmy Rollins (00-11) 10/30/11 - Filed for free agency
Brian Schneider (10-11) 10/30/11 - Filed for free agency
Juan Perez (11) 11/2/11 - Became a minor league free agent

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