Saturday, December 19, 2015
Phils Continue Making Interesting Moves
Phils Flip Otero – The Indians acquired right-hander Dan Otero from the Phillies on Friday in exchange for cash considerations. Otero, 30, was selected by the Giants in the 2007 Draft and made his big league debut for them in '12. He has spent the past three seasons with the A's and owns a 12-6 career record with one save and a 3.46 ERA in 158 relief appearances. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Indians designated outfielder Jerry Sands for assignment. Otero was claimed off waivers by the Phillies on Nov. 3. He went 2-4 with a 6.75 ERA in 41 appearances for Oakland last season.
The Phillies finally put an end to the season finishing in last place in the NL East with a record of 63-99. Given the departures, aging stars, injuries, and bipolar performances, this has ended up being one of the worst seasons in franchise history! However, at least Ryan Madson got another ring this year.