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.
A’s are on the clock…
Hey Zach….none of your player names are showing up for me in your posts.
Id rather have Fontenot than Michael Martinez. I have no clue what the Phillies fascination with Martinez is.
Martinez can play 2nd,3rd and OF. He’s also not a defensive liability like Fontenot and is much cheaper…seems like a no brainer move.
Are you serious? Did you see him in CF the other day?
That and he can’t hit his weight.
This is absolutely infuriating. What does a utility player have to do to beat out the sub-.200-hitting Michael Martinez? Bat .400?
better blackmail photos.
Fontenot is the definitely the better bat, but Martinez can play more positions.
very useful player, I don’t get why teams keep giving up on him.
Can’t hit a lefty and makes error on routine plays. Simple as that.
Mike Fontenot and Jimmy “Mr Pop up” Rollins have similar slash lines, Fontenot a little better offensively, Rollins better fielding.
Ruben releases Fontenot, re-signs Rollins to a 3 year 33 million dollar contract.
Shows J-Rols true value (and Ruben’s “smarts”) more than anything.
Oh really? Oh okay, find another switch hitting shortstop with Gold Glove caliber defense.
“Ruben releases Fontenot, re-signs Rollins to a 3 year 33 million dollar contract.”
It didn’t happen in that order. Rollins was signed first.
Giants AAA deal – get him added to the 40 man in Sept, and int bigs as MI depth w his buddy Theriot
Why a AAA deal? He’d be way more valuable than Arias.
kenny williams will be all over this, a back up infielder that can actually hit and get on base is something the whitesox have not had in years
I was thinking the exact same thing, he’s a massive upgrade over Rey Olmedo or he can platoon with Beckham who’s been pretty bad the last 30 days.
You’ve got to be absolutely kidding me. they DFA him for a far inferior player then don’t even trade him for anything????? enough w/martinez already! i do not understand their love affair with him
Braves should offer him a minor league deal, he can replace Pastornicky where Pastornicky can play some outfield in AAA till Sept.
Pirates need a better bench, especially another lefty bat. Pirates have Jordy Mercer, who is not yet ready, and Josh Harrison, who is a nice sparkplug but that’s about it, as the backup INF. This would make a lot of sense, so I will therefore assume that it won’t happen.
BTW, it is now official what I had been feeling for a couple of weeks now… I have given up trying to figure out what the Phillies are doing and why.
Yeah, I think this would be a good bench option in Pittsburgh. Hopefully they look into it.
The Giants should give Veteran Infielder Mike Fontenot a flyer as he was productive with The bat with The Orange and Black.
C’mon Sabean, get em’ back!