Phillies Designate Three For Assignment

The Phillies have designated Drew Naylor, Juan Perez, and Mike Zagurski for assignment according to a team press release. The moves free up 40-man roster spots for Erik Kratz, Joe Savery, and Brandon Moss, all of whom were called up from the minors. Domonic Brown and Justin DeFratus were also recalled.

Naylor, 25, pitched to a 4.63 ERA in 167 innings for Philadelphia's Double-A affiliate last year. The 33-year-old Perez posted a 5.70 ERA in 36 1/3 Triple-A innings this season, and was generally ineffective in five appearances with the big league team. Zagurski, 28, had a 2.65 ERA in 54 1/3 relief innings at Triple-A this season, and he also appeared in four games in the show. Naylor is a righty, but both Perez and Zagurski are left-handed.

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5 Comments on "Phillies Designate Three For Assignment"

3 years 11 months ago

Really interested to see what Savery has to offer. He’s had a really odd year, he started off the year as a hitter, made an emergency relief appearance and touched low 90’s (better velo than he’s had in years) and made the transition to full time reliever.

Another guy I really want to see is DeFratus. He’s got back end of the bullpen type stuff.

3 years 11 months ago

Brandon Moss. Haha, what could have been. That guy was horrid, it’s hard to believe he and Andy LaRoche were everyday starters for almost two years. 

3 years 11 months ago

Glad they are giving Moss a shot. He had a great year @ AAA………..

3 years 11 months ago

Justin “J-Bone” DeFratus is my coworkers brother, I want to see this kid get a chance sometime soon.

3 years 11 months ago

I didn’t think Perez was so bad as a situational lefty. He gave up 1 hit and 5 walks in 5 IP. One game in the 10th inning, he struck out three Braves on 9 pitches!