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Phillies claim David Rollins, DFA Cody Asche

asche1-300x204.jpgThe Phillies had to make a contract decision regarding Cody Asche by 8 p.m.

They did, designating Asche for assignment to make room for left-handed pitcher David Rollins. The Phillies claimed Rollins, 26, off waivers from the Rangers on Friday.

Rollins was drafted in 2011 by Toronto. In 2012, he was traded to the Astros in a deal that involved Ben Francisco and J.A. Happ. He was selected by Seattle in the 2014 Rule 5 Draft, then suspended in 2015 for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

Then Seattle designated him for assignment. On waivers, the Cubs claimed him. Then the Cubs designated him for assignment. On waivers, the Rangers claimed him. That was about a week ago. Now he’s a Phillie.

Last season, for Seattle, Rollins wemt 1-0 with a 7.71 ERA in 11 games. He struck out six and walked seven. For triple-A Tacoma the lefty went 5-0 with a 3.77 ERA in 37 games, striking out 32 and walking six.

As for Asche, a team can claim him. He hit .213/.284/.350 in 218 plate appearances last season. For his career he’s a .240/.298/.385 hitter with 31 career home runs.

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