The Phillies have outrighted outfielder Cedric Hunter off of the 40-man roster after he cleared waivers, the club announced. Hunter had already been optioned to Triple-A after opening the season with the big league team.
Hunter, 28, came to the Phillies on a minor league deal over the winter, earning his first chance at the majors out of camp. But he struggled to a .088/.139/.176 slash in 36 plate appearances, leading to his demotion. Hunter has recorded six hits in his 21 turns at the plate since going back to Triple-A. He’ll remain under Philadelphia’s control after the rest of the teams in the league passed on a chance to add him to their own 40-man rosters.