The Phillies have designated 34-year old lefty reliever J.C. Romero for assignment. Romero pitched in 24 games (0 starts) for the Phillies this year and he was 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP. He pitched in 237 games (0 starts) in parts of five years with the Phillies and he was 6-6 with 4 saves, a 2.73 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. I can’t see Romero accepting a minor league assignment if he clears waivers, so the Phillies should try to deal him.
UPDATE: (6/26/2011) – The Phillies have released J.C. Romero.