The Philadelphia Phillies made a pair of notable moves this Saturday, releasing outfielder Odubel Herrera and right-handed reliever Jeurys Familia.
Herrera and Familia were slated for assignment earlier this week. Now that they’ve been released, they’re free to sign with another team.
In 62 games this season, Herrera was batting .238 with five home runs and 21 RBIs. It’s been a while since we’ve seen him play at All-Star level – 2016 to be exact.
As for Familia, he was also unable to regain his 2016 form. At that time, he was considered one of the best relievers in all of baseball, posting a 2.55 ERA with 51 saves. for the New York Mets.
In 38 appearances this year, Familia had a 6.09 ERA. He has 33 strikeouts and 15 walks in 34 innings of work.
Herrera and Familia aren’t the only household names that have been released by the Phillies this week.
Didi Gregorius was officially cut by the Phillies on Thursday.
The Phillies are currently 58-48 this season. They trail the Mets in first place by 9.5 games.