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2020 Offseason

Braves claim 2 former Phillies off waivers


To make room for both RHP Archie Bradley and infielder C.J. Chatham on the 40-man roster, the Phillies designated RHP Víctor Arano and outfielder Kyle Garlick for assignment. The Atlanta Braves claimed both players on Saturday.

Victor Arano spent the 2020 season at the Phillies’ alternate site in Lehigh Valley. (Cheryl Pursell)

Arano, 25, was excellent in his rookie season with the Phillies. He posted a 2.73 ERA in 59 1/3 innings pitched in 2018 but had to start the 2019 season in Triple-A after a dreadful few weeks of spring training. An elbow injury suffered in May of 2019 severe enough to require surgery sidelined him for the rest of the season. Arano arrived at summer camp significantly behind because he did not have access to a viable facility back home in Mexico. He spent the 2020 season at the Phillies’ satellite camp in Lehigh Valley and struggled to regain his velocity.

Garlick, 28, was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in February 2020. Despite the Phillies’ lack of outfield depth near the end of the 2020 season, Garlick was unable to earn consistent playing time. He made the Opening Day roster and was called up twice to serve as the extra man during doubleheaders. He went 3-for-22 in 12 games before suffering an oblique injury that ended his season in mid-September.

As things stand, the Phillies’ 40-man roster is full. If they sign J.T. Realmuto, they’ll need to open up a spot for him, so it wouldn’t be too surprising if Dave Dombrowski and the front office pulled off a minor trade for a player to be named later before the Realmuto signing is announced. Pitchers Ian Hamilton and Johan Quezada as well as Rule-5 selection Kyle Holder are candidates to either be traded or designated for assignment to make room on the roster for new free-agent signings.

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