The Phillies have designated 27-year old righty reliever Scott Mathieson for assignment. Mathieson pitched in 24 games (6 starts) in AAA-ball this year and he is 0-1 with 5 saves, a 2.92 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. He also has pitched in 4 games (0 starts) for the Phillies this year in which he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 2.40 WHIP. Mathieson has pitched in 15 games (8 starts) in his first three years with the Phillies and he is 1-4 with a 6.75 ERA and a 1.89 WHIP. The Phillies are trying to sneak Mathieson through waivers but they might not be lucky this time around.
UPDATE: (8/8/2011) – Mathieson has cleared waivers and has accepted a minor league assignment from the Phillies.