It was announced today that Phillies backup catcher Sal Fasano has been designated for assignment. His .243 average in 50 games for the club did not much improve the dismal production from the bottom of the lineup; that combined with Fasano’s left knee injury and Chris Coste’s recent contributions mean tit was time to go for the Italian Stallion. Fasano has been eligible to come off the DL since Tuesday but the Phillies kept him inactive to buy time as they contemplated roster moves. Fasano said he will not play in Scranton which means the Phils have 10 days to either trade or release him – the latter being the most likely option. Apparently as Sal was rehabbing his injury, he heard the news of his impending departure through the grapevine and was none too pleased with the situation. "I just didn’t think that being outrighted is a reward for going on the DL when you didn’t want to. It just goes to show you they’d rather go with guys they just picked up than guys that were here. But when I got to hear it secondhand, I really wasn’t pleased about it." So it goes, Sal. We’ll miss your face and your popular fan club, but at this point if you can’t secure a spot as the Phillies catcher, it might as well be time to hang up the cleats.