Phillies Cut Robertson, Claim Carrillo

The Phillies cut left-hander Nate Robertson and claimed right-hander Cesar Carrillo from the Padres, according to's Todd Zolecki (Twitter links). The Phillies designated Robertson for assignment after he allowed six runs in two thirds of an inning last night, ending a short tenure with the Phillies and a long 2010 season. Unwanted in Detroit, Robertson struggled with the Marlins and Cardinals organizations before joining the Phillies. The 33-year-old logged over 100 big league innings this season, but posted a 5.95 ERA.

The Padres selected Carrillo in the first round of the 2005 draft, but he hasn’t become an impact major leaguer. In 27 Triple A starts this year, Carrillo has a 5.60 ERA with 5.7 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9. The 26-year-old right-hander debuted on last year’s Padres team but has not returned to the majors in 2010.

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13 Comments on "Phillies Cut Robertson, Claim Carrillo"

4 years 11 months ago

That was quick, he must be donezies

4 years 11 months ago


It’s still a shame to see Carillo not succeed. He was really good at Miami. I hope Carlos Gutierrez isn’t the next Cesar Carillo.

4 years 11 months ago

Woah, did Ruben find a reliever who is actually worse than Danys Baez and David Herndon??

4 years 11 months ago

herndon fills his role well. explain how he’s bad.

4 years 11 months ago

Herndon? While his numbers I guess you could say are mediocre, we all know hes not a good pitcher and frankly this time of year he shouldn’t be out there at all.

4 years 11 months ago

Herndon hardly ever comes into a meaningful game. He’s a mop up guy / long reliever. The only time he’s come into a meaningful game is if some of the other guys are unavailable on a particular nights, and Charlie wants someone to go more than one inning. Herndon’s numbers aren’t that bad for the role that he’s in.

4 years 11 months ago

Additionally, he is a Rule 5 pick costing them virtually nothing. Unlike Baez, who signed a multiyear contract and spent much of the season giving up big runs in close games.

4 years 11 months ago

Don’t think the exist in robertson’s case, but you watch.. Somebody else will sign him and next season on opening day, he will be allowing astronomical amounts of runs to score yet again.

This guy is as horrid as they get, but somehow always finds a job.. it’s amazing..

4 years 11 months ago

He has a serviceable *left* arm that throws in the neighborhood of 90 mph, that’s how

4 years 11 months ago

nate robertson is so awful. he won’t get another chance. he’s a good, loyal team mate but that can only get you so far.

as a side note, how about that ricky porcello. dude looks great now. he is the antithesis of robertson and its great the tigers finally cut the chord on robertson and willis.

4 years 11 months ago

Note to self: being a left handed pitcher means more contracts.

Tim Valencia
4 years 11 months ago

I think it really says something wen other teams are claiming the padres castoffs rather than the other way around

4 years 11 months ago

Carrillo has had a difficult time bouncing back from T-john surgery. It’s worth taking a chance and seeing if he can physically adjust. He was good before he got may come back. The Padres have some P depth and were ready to let him move on.