By Sam Bush
The Phillies are cleaning out players they have decided are worthless for their future.
Last night they announced that Odubel Herrera, Andrew Knapp, Travis Jankowski, Ronald Torreyes, JD Hammer and Ramón Rosso have been outrighted and elected free agency.
The Phillies could re-sign any of them at a reduced rate, albeit most likely on a Minor League deal.
The Phils had exercised a $2.5 million buyout on an $11.5 million club option for Herrera. They retained his rights because he remained eligible for salary arbitration, but outrighting him on Friday essentially meant the Phillies non-tendered him less than a month before the Dec. 2 tender deadline.
The same holds true for Knapp, Torreyes and Jankowski.