The Phillies announced that they have released infielder Mike Fontenot. The club designated Fontenot for assignment on August 1.
Fontenot, 32, hit .289/.343/.340 in 105 plate appearances this year for the Phillies. The veteran signed a minor league deal with the Phillies in April and split time between second and third base in 2012. For his career, Fontenot owns a .265/.332/.401 slash line in seven seasons with the Cubs, Giants, and Phillies.