1:55pm: Salas has accepted the outright assignment, tweets MLBTR’s Steve Adams.
12:46pm: The Phillies announced today that righty Fernando Salas has been outrighted to Triple-A after clearing waivers. He had been designated for assignment recently.
Despite throwing forty innings last year with the D-Backs, Salas opened the current season in the Mexican League before joining the Phillies on a minors pact. The 34-year-old ultimately received a three-game audition with the Phils, but the results weren’t promising. Opposing batters were as likely to get a base knock as to make an out, rapping eight hits and plating two runs in his 2 2/3 innings of work.
It is not clear at this point whether Salas will elect to remain with the Philadelphia organization, but he’ll have an opportunity instead to return to the open market. Through nearly five hundred career innings at the game’s highest level, he carries a 3.91 ERA with 8.7 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9.