Phillies Designated Contracts of Familia, Herrera for Assignment
When the Phillies put together their roster in 2022, Odubel Herrera and Jeurys Famlia served different purposes. In the absence of the ability to find a permanent center fielder, Herrera was a low-cost sub. Familia was a high-priced back-end of the bullpen piece. The time on the Phillies roster has ended for both.
Matt Gelb of The Athletic reported that both Familia and Herrera have been designated for assignment. The Phillies will have seven days to trade, outright to the minor leagues, or release both players.
The moves come after the Phillies made a pair of deals:
- The Phillies reacquired reliever David Robertson in a trade with the Chicago Cubs
- The Phillies traded for center fielder Brandon Marsh from the Los Angeles Angels
The Phillies remain on the hunt for a starting pitcher, so more moves may come before the 6:00 p.m. trade deadline.
Gelb notes that in the interim before their new acquisitions arrive, both Mickey Moniak and Francisco Morales are with the Phillies in Atlanta.