Phillies release Adam Rosales & Francisco Rodriguez, designate Cameron Rupp for assignment
PHILADELPHIA– As Spring Training comes to an end, the numbers crunch is hitting Major League teams.
The team also designated longtime catcher Cameron Rupp for assignment.
Rosales, 34, and Rodriguez, 36, were in Major League camp on invitations to Spring Training but failed to make the club.
Rosales hit .225 with 7 HR’s and 26 RBI’s for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics in 2017, while Rodriguez stumbled to a 7.82 ERA in 25.1 innings before being released by the Detroit Tigers last summer.
Rupp, 29, had played his entire 5-year career with the Phillies and hit .217 with 14 HR’s and 34 RBI’s in 2017.
Rupp can now be claimed by any team, released or traded.
However, if Rupp passed through waivers unclaimed, he may be optioned to AAA Lehigh Valley and serve as a depth catcher for the Phillies.