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1/6/22 : Recent Transactions

Some fine recent detective work by Matt Winkelman of Phillies Minor Thoughts found that the Phillies released some minor league players on December 10th, the minor league transactional lists aren’t being updated on line so to find the transactions one has to do roster comparisons and/or drill downs on individual player profiles 🤪 … the following players were released :

LHP Riley Wilson

RHP Leonel Aponte

OF Junior Ortega

RHP Wilson Gherbez

RHP Hsin-Chie Lin

Best wishes to each of these young men in their future endeavors.

The club also signed the following veteran minor league players to minor league contracts :

1B Aldrem Corredor - assigned to Reading roster. He’s 26 years old and is a left handed hitter and thrower from Miranda, Venezuela. Last season he played for Harrisburg at the AA level in the Nationals organization and hit .257/.328/.406 in 92 games ( 323 AB’s ) with 19 doubles, 1 triple, 9 home runs and 52 RBIs. He was originally signed by the Nationals in 2012.

Corredor was selected to the Carolina League All-Star team in 2019 at Potomac when he led the loop in doubles ( 34 ) and RBIs ( 89 ). He’s been referred to as a good contact hitter - will get the chance to compete for playing time at Reading at first base, DH and perhaps left field.

IF Kevin Vicuña - assigned to Reading roster. He’s 23 years old and is from Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela. Vicuña played primarily last season for AA New Hampshire ( Blue Jays organization ) appearing in 76 games ( 275 AB’s ) posting a .247/.308/.320 slash line with 14 doubles, 2 home runs and 35 RBIs. He played defensively at all four infield positions with 26 games at shortstop. He was originally signed by the Blue Jays in 2014. Vicuña is known for his speed and defensive skills - has shown good range with the glove. Will likely serve in an utility role with Reading if he makes the club out of spring training.

The following former Phillies recently signed contracts with other organizations.

1B Justin Bour - Mexico City Red Devils - Mexico

RHP Robert Stock - Doosan Bears - Korea

IF Drew Stankiewicz - ArIzona Diamondbacks ( minor league deal )

OF Nick Martini - NC Dinos - Korea

P Ben Lively - Cincinnati Reds ( minor league deal )

Also some of the teams are beginning to announce their minor league coaching staffs. Former Phillie Juan Samuel will be working for the Reds as a minor league instructor. Gary Jones, who managed Lehigh Valley last season will be the AAA manager for Detroit’s club in Toledo for 2022. Cody Asche has joined the Washington Nationals as a minor league coach, he was with the Clearwater Threshers last year as the hitting coach. Chris Truby has taken a role as the Pirates minor league infield coordinator, he was the field coordinator for the Phillies last season. Josh Bonifay is now the Player Development Director for the Rangers, a role he performed last season with the Phillies and Hannah Huesman has also joined the Rangers as a mental skills coach, the role she had with the Phillies in 2021. Steve Schrenk will return as the pitching coach for AAA Syracuse ( Mets ).

Reid Brignac will be the 2022 manager of the Binghamton Ponies ( Mets - AA ) and will be joined by other former Phillies on the staff - Jerome Williams ( Pitching Coach ), Tommy Joseph ( Hitting Coach ) and Mariano Duncan ( Bench Coach ).

The updated list of player transactions as I have it involving new Phillies and former Phillies players to date is below -

Former Phillies signed to play in International Leagues :

SS Freddy Galvis - Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks - Japan

RHP Jacob Waguespack - Orix Buffaloes - Japan

RHP Drew Anderson - Hiroshima Toyo Carp - Japan

LHP Jesse Biddle - Orix Buffaloes - Japan

OF Nick Martini - NC Dinos - Korea

1B Justin Bour - Mexico City Red Devils - Mexico

RHP Robert Stock - Doosan Bears - Korea

Former Phillies signed by other MLB teams this offseason : Minor league contract unless indicated otherwise

C Rob Brantley - New York Yankees

C Rodolfo Duran - New York Yankees

RHP Mauricio Llovera - San Francisco Giants

INF CJ Chatham - Arizona Diamondbacks

RHP Victor Arano - Washington Nationals

INF Arquimedes Gamboa - San Francisco Giants

1B Jonathan Singleton - Milwaukee Brewers

RHP JD Hammer - Colorado Rockies

RHP Jared Eickhoff - Pittsburgh Pirates

RHP Yacksel Rios - Chicago White Sox

C Andrew Knapp - Cincinnati Reds

LHP Luis Avilan - Washington Nationals

C Christian Bethancourt - Oakland Athletics

RHP Aneurys Zabala - Miami Marlins

RHP Enyel De Los Santos - Cleveland Guardians

3B Maikel Franco - Washington Nationals

2B Cesar Hernandez - Washington Nationals - major league contract

OF Ender Inciarte - New York Yankees

RHP Mark Leiter Jr - Chicago Cubs

RHP Jimmy Cordero - New York Yankees

OF Ender Inciarte - New York Yankees

IF Drew Stankiewicz - ArIzona Diamondbacks

P Ben Lively - Cincinnati Reds

Phillies Minor League Signings

RHP Matt Seelinger - Rule 5 Minor League Draft - SF Giants

RHP Andrew Bellatti - Miami Marlins

RHP Michael Kelly - Houston Astros

RHP Bubby Rossman - Independent League

RHP Tyler Phillips - re-signed

RHP Cam Bedrosian - re-signed

RHP Tyler Cyr - San Francisco Giants

RHP Joe Gatto - Texas Rangers

RHP Jake Newberry - Kansas City Royals

IF Wendell Rijo - Atlanta Braves

IF Ali Castillo - Washington Nationals

1B Aldrem Corredor - Washington Nationals

IF Kevin Vicuña - Toronto Blue Jays

Phillies 40 man roster Acquisitions

INF Johan Camargo - Atlanta Braves

RHP Corey Knebel - Los Angeles Dodgers

RHP Yoan Lopez - Atlanta Braves

LHP Scott Moss - Cleveland Guardians

LHP Kent Emanuel - Houston Astros

C Garrett Stubbs - Houston Astros ( trade )

C Donnie Sands - New York Yankees ( trade )

RHP Nick Nelson - New York Yankees ( trade )

LHP Ryan Sheriff - Tampa Rays

Minor Leaguers Traded :

OF Logan Cerny - to Houston

1B TJ Rumfield - to Yankees

LHP Joel Valdez - to Yankees

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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