Sunday, December 2, 2012

2012 Phillies Team Issue 2 Update #22 Nate Schierholtz

On Friday afternoon, the Phillies non-tendered Nate Schierholtz, making him a free agent and ending his short five-month stint with the team.  The move was made in an effort to shed Schierholtz's $1.3 million salary and seemingly to free up a potential roster spot for rookie Darin Ruf.

In his 37 games with the Phils, Schierholtz hit .273 with a home run and 5 RBIs.  Going forward, whenever a player leaves the team, and as long as that player doesn't have dozens of Phillies baseball cards, I'll present his Phillies baseball card checklist as a final tribute to the departed.  Schierholtz received only two base Phillies cards during his short stay:

2012 Phillies Team Issue Series 2 Update #22
2012 Topps Update #US199

Moving On
Jason Pridie (10/6/12) - Filed for free agency (Signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles, 11/6/12)
Tyson Brummett (10/18/12) - Claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays
David Herndon (10/23/12) - Claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays (Signed a split contract with the New York Yankees, 11/20/12)
Juan Pierre (10/29/12) - Filed for free agency (Signed with the Miami Marlins, 11/17/12)
Brian Schneider (10/29/12) - Filed for free agency
Jose Contreras (10/29/12) - Team option declined
Placido Polanco (10/29/12) - Team option declined
Ty Wigginton (10/29/12) - Team option declined
Nate Schierholtz (11/30/12) - Non-tendered

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