The Phillies designated lefty reliever J.C. Romero for assignment, tweets MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. The move drops the team's 40-man roster count to 39 and creates a spot on the 25-man roster for Vance Worley.
Romero, who spent time on the DL with a calf injury this year, has a 3.86 ERA, 5.5 K/9, 6.6 BB/9, and 52.9% groundball rate this year with zero home runs allowed in 16 1/3 innings. The 35-year-old has faced more right-handed hitters than left-handed ones this year, which is never a good idea. He signed a $1.35MM deal to return to the club in January.