Sean O’Sullivan outrighted by Philadelphia Phillies


On Monday the Philadelphia Phillies announced they had outrighted right-handed pitcher Sean O’Sullivan off the club’s 40-man roster according to Comcast Sports Net’s Jim Salisbury.

O’Sullivan, who signed with the Phillies as a free agent on December 18th, 2013, will

The righty started two games and finished one with the Phillies in 2014 as he compiled just 12.2 innings of work.  During that time O’Sullivan had a 6.39 earned run average.

In his lone game as a reliever, he had a perfect inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 10th.  His starts, however, were quite shaky.  As he was up and down with Philadelphia his starts came in June and August.  He finished his Phillies season 0-1  and in a no-decision against the Houston Astros he allowed three home runs in six innings.

With Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2014, O’Sullivan was a top pitching performer.  The 27-year-old was among the best in wins (6), starts (25), innings pitched (148.2), and strikeouts (94).

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim drafted O’Sullivan in the third round of the amateur draft 2005 and he has pitched with the Halos as well as the Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres.

As the Phillies 40-man roster has just 39 at this point, outrighting Sean O’Sullivan is likely the first of many changes coming as the club looks to establish consistency among its starting rotation and position players.