Pedro Florimon’s Season is Over as Phillies Add Crawford
The Phillies officially selected the contract of shortstop J.P. Crawford on Tuesday afternoon. Not yet a member of the 40-man roster, the Phillies had to make room before Crawford to call him up. To do so, the Phillies placed infielder/outfielder Pedro Florimon on the 40-man roster on the 60-day disabled list.
Florimon spent most of the 2017 season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, having been signed as a minor league free agent prior to the season. After being having his contract selected on August 17, Florimon played six different positions in just 15 games: third base, second base, shortstop, left field, center field, and right field. Florimon batted .348 in his short time with the Phillies.
Florimon has played for four different major league teams since 2011 and turns 31 this offseason. The season-ending injury Florimon suffered on first base on September 2 probably means that Florimon finds his usual offseason fate: being removed from a team’s 40-man roster and signing a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training.
The Phillies might be interested in signing Florimon to a minor league deal this offseason, but heading into the offseason it is more likely than not that Florimon’s roster spot goes to a young player in the system the Phillies hope to protect from the Rule 5 draft.