The Phillies have released outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr., the club announced. Gwynn had been designated for assignment last week.
The 31-year-old outfielder hit .163/.281/.204 in 119 PA this season and saw time at all three outfield spots. Gwynn signed a minor league deal with the Phillies this past offseason after spending the previous three seasons in the Dodgers’ organization. Gwynn’s father and namesake, Hall-of-Famer Tony Sr., passed away in June.
Eight players remain in ’DFA limbo’ according to MLBTR’s DFA Tracker: Darwin Barney (Cubs), Matt Guerrier (Twins), Jim Johnson (A’s), George Kottaras (Cardinals), Juan Carlos Oviedo (Rays), Esmil Rogers (Blue Jays), Jose De Paula and Nick Noonan (both Giants).