• Steve Potter

10/23/2020 : Phillies Pending Minor League Free Agents


Rule 55 for minor league free agency declaration stands this fall even though there was no season played in 2020, the year will count as a completed season. Rule 55 states that “an unsigned minor league player is automatically declared a free-agent at 5 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day after the final game of the World Series if the player has spent all or any part of at least seven separate seasons on a minor league roster.”


Here is the list for the Phillies this year that I believe the Rule 55 applies to ... this is assuming that they have not re-signed a contract.


C Christian Bethancourt - signed 1/2/20 - he impressed in big league spring training but wasn’t added to the Alternate Training Camp roster after the season resumed. He is 29 years old.


OF Mike Mahtook - signed 12/20/19 - was a full time participant in both Spring Training and the Alternate Training Camp. He is 30 years old.


OF Nick Martini - was claimed off waivers from Reds on 1/14/20 and participated in big league spring training ... he was designated and assigned to Lehigh Valley on 2/21/20, he was a full time participant in the Alternate Camp training this summer. Nick is 30 years old.


RHP Gustavo Armas - signed 7/9/13 - began play in 2014. He has a 14-17 career record with a 3.64 ERA in 78 games ( 314 IP ). He’s now 24 years old.


RHP Alejandro Requena - signed 9/5/13 ( Rockies ) - began play in 2014. He has a 28-30 career record with a 3.94 ERA in 98 games ( 84 starts ) with 477.2 IP. He’s now 23 years old.


INF Jose Antequera - signed 4/14/14 - began play in 2014. He’s played in 319 games and has a .244 batting average in 998 AB’s. Jose is 25 years old.


INF Jose Gomez - signed 7/2/13 ( Rockies ) - began play in 2014. He’s played in 512 games and has a .286 batting average in 1,841 AB’s. Jose is 23 years old.


INF Grenny Cumana - signed 3/10/13 - began play in 2013. Re-signed with Phillies prior to 2019 as a free agent. He’s played in 488 games and has a .265 batting average in 1,644 AB’s. Grenny is 24 years old.


Just some more off season tid bits ...


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

File Photo by Mark Wylie


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