The Phillies cut left-hander Nate Robertson and claimed right-hander Cesar Carrillo from the Padres, according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki (Twitter links). The Phillies designated Robertson for assignment after he allowed six runs in two thirds of an inning last night, ending a short tenure with the Phillies and a long 2010 season. Unwanted in Detroit, Robertson struggled with the Marlins and Cardinals organizations before joining the Phillies. The 33-year-old logged over 100 big league innings this season, but posted a 5.95 ERA.
The Padres selected Carrillo in the first round of the 2005 draft, but he hasn’t become an impact major leaguer. In 27 Triple A starts this year, Carrillo has a 5.60 ERA with 5.7 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9. The 26-year-old right-hander debuted on last year’s Padres team but has not returned to the majors in 2010.
That was quick, he must be donezies
It’s still a shame to see Carillo not succeed. He was really good at Miami. I hope Carlos Gutierrez isn’t the next Cesar Carillo.
Woah, did Ruben find a reliever who is actually worse than Danys Baez and David Herndon??
herndon fills his role well. explain how he’s bad.
Herndon? While his numbers I guess you could say are mediocre, we all know hes not a good pitcher and frankly this time of year he shouldn’t be out there at all.
Herndon hardly ever comes into a meaningful game. He’s a mop up guy / long reliever. The only time he’s come into a meaningful game is if some of the other guys are unavailable on a particular nights, and Charlie wants someone to go more than one inning. Herndon’s numbers aren’t that bad for the role that he’s in.
Additionally, he is a Rule 5 pick costing them virtually nothing. Unlike Baez, who signed a multiyear contract and spent much of the season giving up big runs in close games.
Don’t think the exist in robertson’s case, but you watch.. Somebody else will sign him and next season on opening day, he will be allowing astronomical amounts of runs to score yet again.
This guy is as horrid as they get, but somehow always finds a job.. it’s amazing..
He has a serviceable *left* arm that throws in the neighborhood of 90 mph, that’s how
nate robertson is so awful. he won’t get another chance. he’s a good, loyal team mate but that can only get you so far.
as a side note, how about that ricky porcello. dude looks great now. he is the antithesis of robertson and its great the tigers finally cut the chord on robertson and willis.
Note to self: being a left handed pitcher means more contracts.
I think it really says something wen other teams are claiming the padres castoffs rather than the other way around
Carrillo has had a difficult time bouncing back from T-john surgery. It’s worth taking a chance and seeing if he can physically adjust. He was good before he got hurt..it may come back. The Padres have some P depth and were ready to let him move on.