According to Phuture Phils, the Phillies have released five minor league players today. The group is headlined by infielder Tyler Greene, 20, who hit just .147/.270/.267 in 89 PA last year for Lakewood. Greene, an 11th round pick, seen as a fringe prospect who impressed in a brief stint with the Gulf Coast Phillies in 2011. Greene’s bat did not develop past the brief flashes that were shown in 2011.
The Others Released:
Right-handed pitcher Andrew Aizenstadt, 23, is a 6’5 righty who was an undrafted free agent out of Virginia Tech in 2012. He gave up nine earned runs in 9.2 IP in 2013 for Lakewood.
Outfielder Miguel Alvarez, 23, was signed in 2007 as a free agent out of the Dominican Republic and hit .315/.360/.425 in Lakewood last year but struggled mightily once promoted to Clearwater (.178/.198/.188 in 104 PA).
Outfielder Yan Olmo, 22, was signed in 2009 as a free agent out of the Dominican Republic and has struggled at the plate since joining the Phillies organization. Olmo has hit just .233/.302/.296 in 792 career minor league PA.
These housecleaning-type moves are done each year to accommodate the players who will be promoted to accommodate recently drafted players. We will follow the wire closely for more of these moves.