The Phillies have outrighted right-hander J.D. Hammer, the club announced. He had recently been designated for assignment.
Hammer reached the bigs last year but didn’t exactly find success right out of the gates. He did manage a 3.79 ERA in his 19 innings of action, but did so in spite of an ugly 13:12 K/BB ratio.
The 25-year-old Hammer also showed major walk problems during his time at Triple-A last year. But he was lights out before that at the penultimate level of the minors and has a history of gaudy K/BB numbers.