Phillies Outright Zach Miner, Pete Orr

The Phillies announced that they have outrighted right-hander Zach Miner, infielder Pete Orr, lefty Mauricio Robles and utilityman Michael Martinez off their 40-man roster. Miner and Orr are of particular note, as each would've had to be retained via arbitration to remain with the organization.

Miner pitched 28 2/3 innings of 4.40 ERA ball for the Phillies with 6.3 K/9, 5.3 BB/9 and a strong 48.9 percent ground-ball rate. A veteran of parts of five Major League seasons, Miner has four years, 78 days of Major League service time. The 31-year-old posted a 3.90 ERA in 85 1/3 innings at Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2013 and has a career ERA of 4.25 in 385 2/3 innings between the Phils and Tigers.

Orr collected just 22 appearances in his third straight season in the Phillies organization and posted a .684 OPS in Triple-A. To this point in his career, he's compiled four years, 145 days of Major League service time between the Phillies, Nationals and Braves. The 34-year-old is a career .257/.289/.328 hitter in 738 plate appearances.

Martinez, 30, has received 396 plate appearances at the big league level despite slashing just .187/.234/.261. Robles posted a sub-2.00 ERA betwen Double-A, Triple-A and the Majors, which would make it surprising that he cleared waivers to some, but the 24-year-old averaged six walks per nine innings.

The Phillies also lost Raul Valdes to the Astros and Tyler Cloyd to the Indians via waiver claims yesterday, meaning they've dropped six players from their 40-man roster in the past 24 hours.


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