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Reports: Cedeno Called up, Gillies removed from 40-man

According to the Express-Times, the Phillies will call up veteran infielder Ronny Cedeno today. No word on who will be sent down from the roster. Cedeno is hitting .286 with one home run and 10 RBI while playing the middle infield.

According to the Lehigh Valley broadcast, via Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly who tweeted this late last night, the Phillies have released Tyson Gillies. Haven’t heard any other news from any sources yet on this, but will keep an eye/ear out. If so, the Phillies have finally give up on a talented, yet oft-injured piece of the Cliff Lee trade. Man, that did not work out AT ALL.

 UPDATE:  Official word on Gillies is that he cleared waivers and was outrighted off the the Phillies’ 40-man roster and will remain on the Triple-A Lehigh Valley roster.

PhilliesNation’s minor league insider Jay Floyd contacted Gillies for comment today, but the 25-year-old British Columbia native declined to offer any thoughts.

Gillies, who has had repeated disciplinary concerns since joining the Phillies organization and reportedly had a verbal bout with coaches over being removed from a game last week, is batting .217 with two homers and 10 RBI in 37 games with the IronPigs this year.

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. wbramh

    June 6, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    A 25-year-old head case who has had a 7 year yo-yo of a career in the minors.
    Injuries certainly haven’t helped but I think that’s only a fraction of the Gillies story.

  2. Scotty Ingerton

    June 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    • schmenkman

      June 6, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      Odd timing.

      Unlike wb, I think behavioral issues are a small fraction of his problem. If he could hit consistently and stay healthy, I don’t think his other issues would be enough to keep him from advancing.

    • wbramh

      June 6, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      Schmenk – I didn’t say that behavior was his main problem. Forgive me if that was the implication. I totally agree with you. If Gillies could hit consistently his run-ins off the field would be inconsequential. As is, they’re arguably nowhere near as bad a Puig’s off-field issues – or Puig’s on-field issues for that matter.

      His minor league ups and down look like a racing scratch sheet.

    • schmenkman

      June 6, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      Ahh, ok gotcha.

      As for his yoyo-ing, I thought there was only been one actual demotion in there, but because of his injuries maybe he spent time rehabbing in Clearwater? Just a guess.

  3. Lefty

    June 6, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    MLBTR says they designated Jimenez.

  4. The Original Chuck P

    June 6, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    I was at the Iron Pigs game last night… it was a very bizarre game which is now starting to make sense. Cedeno started the game at SS but was removed before he could bat in the second inning with the LVille Bats up two and the Pigs getting the lead off man on base. The next batter due up was the pitcher (Enright)… so they didn’t let Cedeno hit BUT they did let the pitcher hit and then promptly removed him before the start of the next inning.

  5. Scotty Ingerton

    June 6, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    • "Big Ed" Delahanty

      June 6, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      Scotty,
      As do most players we let go. Lol. I wish we could put Ruben through waivers…nah, no one would claim him, either.

  6. George

    June 6, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Rearranging the deck chairs.

  7. c. schreiber

    June 6, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Ronnie Cedeno!!! What another washed up infielder, i.e. Brignac. What are they going to do with Cedeno??? Bring up the kids because it doesn’t matter if their overmatched. That’s how they’ll learn. The P’s aren’t going anywhere higher than they are now. Christ, put a folk in them,,their done.

  8. Double Trouble Del

    June 6, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I for one am glad to see Gillies gone. Without his legs he has no game at all and his legs have been injured throughout his tenure here with the Phils organization. Soon we will forget about Gillies, Ramierez, Aumont, Rosin, Joseph, etc…”these are not the droids you’re looking for. Reply: “These are not the droids we’re looking for….”

  9. c. schreiber

    June 6, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Anyone else tried of watching the “Big Peace” take strike three?

  10. Art kyriazis

    June 7, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Tyson Gillies always looked undersized and overmatched at the plate. His minor league numbers from Seattle showed promise, but he never showed any of the speed or skills later on. He just failed to develop. He’s always looked dreadful or indifferent in spring training.

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