By Sam Bush
The Hot Stove League is just warming up and the Phillies have already made some news:
They reinstated right-handers Zach Eflin, Jerad Eickhoff, Vince Velasquez (above) and Jesen Therrien, along with infielder/outfielder Pedro Florimon, from the 60-day disabled list.
Therrien and Florimon were both outrighted off the 40-man roster and became free agents. The two new free agents appeared in 15 games each with Phillies in 2017, spending a majority of their seasons in the minors.
Therrien finished with an 8.35 ERA in his major league appearances while Florimon hit .348 with four doubles, a triple and six RBIs before he dislocated his ankle early in September.
Therrien and Florimon join four players that finished the regular season on the Phillies’ final active roster who are now free agents – utility infielder Andres Blanco, right-hander Clay Buchholz, outfielder Hyun-Soo Kim and outfielder/first baseman Daniel Nava.