The Only Piece Remaining From the Cliff Lee Trade is…Cliff Lee?
Tyson Gillies? He's with the San Diego Padres.
J.C. Ramirez? He's with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Phillipe Aumont? He's elected free agency.
Yes, it's gotten so bad for the last place Phillies that a pitcher such as Aumont gets to leave on his terms and elect free agency than continue to stay with the organization that once showed faith in him.
Aumont was the last remaining player acquired in the Cliff Lee trade to Seattle in 2009. It is widely considered as the worst trade executed in Phillies history, undoubtedly, it was the worst transaction made during the tenure of Ruben Amaro, Jr.
Aumont was designated for assignment by the Phillies after making his first career start and allowing seven walks and six runs against the Cardinals last week. Aumont had been called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start in place of a sidelined Cole Hamels.
Aumont came in with a big 6'7, 240-lb frame and was considered a future MLB closer at one time, but finishes his Phillies career 1-6 with a 6.80 ERA and a 1.99 WHIP.
Coincidentally, Lee is still with the organization but has been on the shelf trying to rehabilitate an elbow injury. He is said to be weeks away before throwing off a mound.