Phillies DFA Gomez, Saunders
The Phillies have finally seen enough of a pair of veterans, announcing that right-hander Jeanmar Gomez and outfielder Michael Saunders have been designated for assignment.
In their place the Phillies have added Lefty Hoby Milner and outfielder Cameron Perkins from triple-A Lehigh Valley. Perkins, 26, is hitting .298 with six homers, while the 26-year old Milner has a 2.60 ERA and 27 strikeouts and just four walks in 27.2 innings for Lehigh Valley this season.
As for Gomez, who was the Phillies closer most of last season, saving 37 games, but he struggled down the stretch. While he opened this season as the Phillies closer, he was quickly moved and never found his groove again to the tune of a 7.25 ERA over 18 appearances.
Saunders was an American League all-star last season with the Blue Jays, but he had a terrible second half of the season. This year hasn't started any better, Saunders singed for one-year, $9 million contract over the winter, but hasn't produced, hitting just a .205 with six homers in 61 games.
97.3 ESPN Phillies insider Frank Klose joined the Sports Bash to discuss these moves by the Phillies.