The Philles have made several roster moves earlier today. The following players were not tendered contracts and are now free-agents:
-- Maikel Franco (3rd Baseman)
-- Cesar Hernandez (2nd Baseman)
The following arbitration-eligible players were tendered contacts (contract length and cost will be determined later) and will return to the team next season:
-- Jose Alvarez (Left Handed Relief Pitcher)
-- Adam Morgan (Left Handed Relief Pitcher)
-- Zach Eflin (Right Handed Starting Pitcher)
-- Hector Neris (Right Handed Relief Pitcher)
-- Vince Velasquez (Right Handed Pitcher)
-- J.T. Realmuto (Starting Catcher)
Backup catcher Andrew Knapp signed a one-year contact and avoided arbitration.
Right handed pitcher Trevor Kelley was claimed off of waivers from the Boston Red Sox.
Franco and Hernandez were two of the longest tenured Phillies and I wish them luck both next season and beyond.
Talk to you soon,