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Friday, December 07, 2007

Andy Phillips Clears Waivers


Andy Phillips cleared waivers today. It's not really surprising; he cleared waivers before, last spring. And now he's coming off a broken wrist - a notoriously tricky injury for hitters.

The Yankees offered him a minor league assignment, but he refused. As Pete Abe said:

Given that the Yankees have DFA’d him twice in the last nine months, can’t say I blame him. Obviously they don’t have much regard for him. Good luck to him finding another team.

He didn't have a choice last time; it was the first time he was outrighted. But a player can only be outrighted once without consent. Andy had the right to refuse this time, and he did. That means he now is a free agent, and can sign with any team.

UPDATE: Here's the story from MLB.com.

Phillips becomes free agent
First baseman Andy Phillips refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday and is set to become a free agent.

..."He's going to look and see what's out there," said Phillips' agent, Rex Gary. "He proved that he is a Major League player and would have been the Yankees' first baseman all throughout the season had he not gotten hurt. If he's not going to get that opportunity with the Yankees, he'd like to get that opportunity elsewhere."

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posted by BubbaFan, 4:40 PM

6 Comments:


Go Andy!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, December 07, 2007 7:31 PM  
He's spent too much time in the minors, I hope someone signs him and lets him play!!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, December 07, 2007 9:26 PM  
The Marlins need a new 3B, now that they got rid of Cabrera.
commented by Anonymous caja, December 07, 2007 10:09 PM  
You could make a pretty good team out of players the Yanks didn't give a chance: Andy, Bubba, Kevin Thompson, Reese, Aaron Boone, Carlos Peña, etc... And you'll probably be able to add Sardinha and a few others to the list soon.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, December 07, 2007 10:39 PM  
yeah, that story's also the first one on yankees.com
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, December 08, 2007 1:30 AM  
Andy > Giambi
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, December 08, 2007 5:25 AM  

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