The Philadelphia Phillies have designated 32-year old lefty swinging infiedler Mike Fontenot for assignment. Fontenot played in 47 games for the Phillies this year and he was 28 of 97 (.289 avg, .683 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 1 homer and 5 RBIs. He has now played in 582 games in his first seven years in the majors and he is 374 of 1,413 (.265 avg, .734 OPS) with 175 runs scored, 27 homers, 163 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. Fontenot might not clear waivers as he has been a solid back up player for the Phillies. I really don’t like this move as Fontenot could have helped them the rest of this year.
UPDATE: (8/5/2012) – The Phillies have released Mike Fontenot.