Saturday, December 3, 2016

Rollins Added to Bullpen, Asche DFA'd

2017 Chachi New Additions #3
The Phillies made an addition to their roster on Friday afternoon and bid farewell to a popular player who had been with the organization since 2011.  Lefty reliever David Rollins was claimed off waivers from the Rangers and outfielder/third baseman Cody Asche was designated for assignment to make room for Rollins on the roster.

Rollins appeared in 31 games with the Mariners in 2015 and 2016, pitching to a 7.60 ERA over 34 1/3 innings.  The Phillies are his fourth organization in two weeks.  He was claimed by the Cubs off waivers from the Mariners on November 18th, claimed by the Rangers off waivers from the Cubs on November 22nd and claimed by the Phillies off waivers from the Rangers on Friday.

Rollins has baseball cards in Mariners minor league team sets and within the 2015 Panini National Treasures set.

Asche was most likely the odd-man-out with the acquisition of Howie Kendrick a few weeks ago. On Friday evening, it was announced that Asche had not been tendered a contract allowing him to pursue a deal with another team via free agency.

Moving On - 2016-2017 Offseason
  • Cedric Hunter - of (10/3/16) - Elected free agency.
  • James Russell - lhp (10/3/16) - Elected free agency.
  • Emmanuel Burriss - inf (10/7/16) - Outrighted off 40-man roster and elected free agency.
  • Frank Herrmann - rhp (10/7/16) - Outrighted off 40-man roster and elected free agency.
  • Jimmy Paredes - of (10/7/16) - Outrighted off 40-man roster and elected free agency.
  • Patrick Schuster - lhp (10/7/16) - Outrighted off 40-man roster, elected free agency and signed as a minor league free agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers, 11/5/16.
  • Ryan Howard - 1b (11/3/16) - Team option declined and elected free agency.
  • Charlie Morton - rhp (11/3/16) - Team option declined, elected free agency and signed with the Houston Astros, 11/16/16.
  • Andres Blanco - inf (11/3/16) - Elected free agency.
  • Peter Bourjos - of (11/3/16) - Elected free agency.
  • A.J. Ellis - c (11/3/16) - Elected free agency.
  • David Hernandez - rhp (11/3/16) - Elected free agency.
  • Darin Ruf - 1b-of and Darnell Sweeney - inf-of (11/11/16) - Traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Howie Kendrick.
  • Elvis Araujo - rhp (11/18/16) - Claimed off waivers by the Miami Marlins.
  • David Buchanan - rhp (11/23/16) - Released.
  • Cody Asche - of (12/2/16) - Designated for assignment and non-tendered.
Coming Back
  • Jeremy Hellickson - rhp (11/3/16) - Elected free agency, accepted team's qualifying offer, 11/14/16.
New Additions - 2016-2017 Offseason
  • Pat Neshek - rhp (11/4/16) - Acquired from the Houston Astros for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
  • Howie Kendrick - lf (11/11/16) - Acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Darin Ruf and Darnell Sweeney.
  • David Rollins - lhp (12/2/16) - Claimed off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

1 comment:

Tony Burbs said...

And so Rollins' long, strange trip continues. Hopefully for him, it ends in Philly!