The Phillies announced that outfielder Tyson Gillies has cleared waivers and been outrighted off the 40-man roster. Gillies will remain with the club’s Triple-A affiliate.
The 25-year-old Gillies was one of the pieces that Philadelphia received from the Mariners in exchange for left-hander Cliff Lee back in 2009 (Philadelphia also received Phillippe Aumont and J.C. Ramirez). However, he’s never hit much since being acquired from the Mariners and owns just a .219/.284/.310 batting line in 100 career games at Triple-A. The Vancouver native was Seattle’s No. 8 prospect (per Baseball America) at the time of the trade and ranked among Philadelphia’s Top 30 in 2011 and 2012 before falling off the list prior to the 2013 season.