Phillies Release Mike Fontenot

The Phillies announced that they have released infielder Mike Fontenot.  The club designated Fontenot for assignment on August 1.

Fontenot, 32, hit .289/.343/.340 in 105 plate appearances this year for the Phillies.  The veteran signed a minor league deal with the Phillies in April and split time between second and third base in 2012.  For his career, Fontenot owns a .265/.332/.401 slash line in seven seasons with the Cubs, Giants, and Phillies.


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24 Comments on "Phillies Release Mike Fontenot"


GoAsOakland
2 years 11 months ago

A’s are on the clock…

Adam Dyson
2 years 11 months ago

Hey Zach….none of your player names are showing up for me in your posts.

piro18
2 years 11 months ago

Id rather have Fontenot than Michael Martinez. I have no clue what the Phillies fascination with Martinez is.

ssjchaseutley
2 years 11 months ago

Martinez can play 2nd,3rd and OF. He’s also not a defensive liability like Fontenot and is much cheaper…seems like a no brainer move.

Ryan
2 years 11 months ago

Are you serious? Did you see him in CF the other day?
That and he can’t hit his weight.

Jimcass134
2 years 11 months ago

Much cheaper?

2 years 11 months ago

This is absolutely infuriating. What does a utility player have to do to beat out the sub-.200-hitting Michael Martinez? Bat .400?

CandyMaldonadoLand
2 years 11 months ago

better blackmail photos.

2 years 11 months ago

Fontenot is the definitely the better bat, but Martinez can play more positions.

BLB25
2 years 11 months ago

very useful player, I don’t get why teams keep giving up on him.

ssjchaseutley
2 years 11 months ago

Can’t hit a lefty and makes error on routine plays. Simple as that.

burnboll
2 years 11 months ago

Mike Fontenot and Jimmy “Mr Pop up” Rollins have similar slash lines, Fontenot a little better offensively, Rollins better fielding.

Ruben releases Fontenot, re-signs Rollins to a 3 year 33 million dollar contract.

Shows J-Rols true value (and Ruben’s “smarts”) more than anything.

ssjchaseutley
2 years 11 months ago

Oh really? Oh okay, find another switch hitting shortstop with Gold Glove caliber defense.

“Ruben releases Fontenot, re-signs Rollins to a 3 year 33 million dollar contract.”

It didn’t happen in that order. Rollins was signed first.

yigantee
2 years 11 months ago

Giants AAA deal – get him added to the 40 man in Sept, and int bigs as MI depth w his buddy Theriot

Eric Ritz
2 years 11 months ago

Why a AAA deal? He’d be way more valuable than Arias.

jwsox
2 years 11 months ago

kenny williams will be all over this, a back up infielder that can actually hit and get on base is something the whitesox have not had in years

Jerry Mandering
2 years 11 months ago

I was thinking the exact same thing, he’s a massive upgrade over Rey Olmedo or he can platoon with Beckham who’s been pretty bad the last 30 days.

ObamaDinoKiller
2 years 11 months ago

You’ve got to be absolutely kidding me. they DFA him for a far inferior player then don’t even trade him for anything????? enough w/martinez already! i do not understand their love affair with him

Braves1976
2 years 11 months ago

Braves should offer him a minor league deal, he can replace Pastornicky where Pastornicky can play some outfield in AAA till Sept.

connfyoozed
2 years 11 months ago

Pirates need a better bench, especially another lefty bat. Pirates have Jordy Mercer, who is not yet ready, and Josh Harrison, who is a nice sparkplug but that’s about it, as the backup INF. This would make a lot of sense, so I will therefore assume that it won’t happen.

connfyoozed
2 years 11 months ago

BTW, it is now official what I had been feeling for a couple of weeks now… I have given up trying to figure out what the Phillies are doing and why.

2 years 11 months ago

Yeah, I think this would be a good bench option in Pittsburgh. Hopefully they look into it.

camerondatzker
2 years 11 months ago

The Giants should give Veteran Infielder Mike Fontenot a flyer as he was productive with The bat with The Orange and Black.

Wilsonl
2 years 11 months ago

C’mon Sabean, get em’ back!