The Phillies had to cut ties with a familiar face on Friday, but still tendered contracts to three potential key components to the team next season.
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The Phillies faced four decisions on Friday. Two relatively easy, and two not as much so. The decisions were whether or not to tender contracts to the following: Freddy Galvis, Jeanmar Gomez, Cesar Hernandez, and Cody Asche.
Asche, who has been with the club since 2013, was released on Friday – following him being designated for assignment. He’ll be free to test the open market, and is a safe bet for a minor league deal with another club.
The team claimed LHP Dave Rollins from the Rangers in a separate deal, assuming Asche’s 40-man roster spot.
Rollins, who will now be on his fourth team in two weeks, gives the Phillies a chance to take another flyer on a lefty reliever while remaining 40-man flexibility.
Now for the others: