Minor Moves: Rodriguez, Stutes, Hester, Carson, Olmsted

Here are today's minor moves from around Major League Baseball …

Earlier Moves

  • The Phillies announced that they've outrighted right-hander Michael Stutes off the 40-man roster after he cleared waivers. Stutes, 27, posted a 4.58 ERA with 4.6 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 in 17 2/3 innings for the Phils last season. He's posted a 4.01 ERA with 7.6 K/9 and 4.2 BB/9 in 85 1/3 career innings but struggled since a solid rookie campaign in 2011. Philadelphia's 40-man roster now stands at 39.
  • The Angels have outrighted catcher John Hester and left-hander Robert Carson to Triple-A Salt Lake, according to the club's transactions page. The 30-year-old Hester got just one plate appearance in the Majors in 2013 after batting .212/.287/.329 in 95 PAs the previous season. Hester has a career batting line of .282/.346/.457 in nearly 1300 Triple-A PAs. Carson, 25, posted an 8.24 ERA in 19 2/3 innings with the Mets last season but has a 3.45 career ERA in 60 Triple-A innings. The Halos had claimed him off waivers in October.
  • Michael Olmsted, who was released by the Brewers just yesterday, has agreed to terms on a minor league deal with the Red Sox and will be in minor league camp with the team upon completion of a physical, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish (Twitter links). The 26-year-old struggled with command and posted a 5.82 ERA in his first taste of Triple-A last season but has a 3.02 career ERA in the minors as a whole to go along with a gaudy 11.1 K/9 rate and a serviceable 3.7 BB/9 rate.

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5 Comments on "Minor Moves: Rodriguez, Stutes, Hester, Carson, Olmsted"

Jim McGrath
1 year 5 months ago

Good story behind Michael Olmsted. I was sorry to see him leave the Sox System. but pleased he is returning. Kind of reminds me of Dick “The Monster” Radatz from 1960 vintage. Olmsted is 6’6—245 about the same size as Radatz.. Good luck in your return to the Sox.

connfyoozed .
1 year 5 months ago

I also thought of Charlie Kerfeld, who had a couple of good years with the Astros in the 80s. Kerfeld was listed as 6’6″, 225, but he was a lot heavier than that when I remember seeing him.

Matt Mccarron
1 year 5 months ago

Former setup man for a world series caliber team makes it through waivers unclaimed. Its truly sad what injuries can do to ya, Mr. Stutes.

1 year 5 months ago

I remember when he came up there was a lot of hype and optimism around him (and Schwimer) in the Phillies organization, but you look at his numbers and he really wasn’t that impressive. I’m actually kind of surprised that I was surprised when he was DFA’d. Seems like it was only a matter of time.

1 year 5 months ago

Olmsted’s signing could be a good thing for the Sox. If he has been a solid pitcher in the minors he should be a great depth option for them. His 5.88 era came in the PCL which is known to be an offensive league where almost everyone is hitting around .300