Phillies Return Rule 5 Pick Daniel Stumpf To The Royals
Daniel Stumpf's time with the Phillies organization was short lived. On Monday afternoon the Phillies' announced that the Pitcher, who the Phillies selected in the 2015 Rule 5 Draft, has been returned to the Kansas City Royals organization after Stumpf cleared waivers
Stumpf appeared in 7 Games with the Phillies in 2016 in which he posted a 10.80 ERA over 5 Innings. Stumpf missed the majority of the season with an 80 game suspension due to testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a violation of the Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement.
As per the Rule 5 Draft rules, Stumpf was not kept on the Phillies 25-man roster by being designated for assignment and once he cleared waivers was offered back to his original organization, the Royals. Kansas City has accepted Stumpf back and assigned him to their Triple-A affiliate in Omaha.