Phillies Cut Ties With Former All-Star Outfielder—For Second Time

He's been with the Philadelphia Phillies for seven years, even making an All-Star team. But 30-year-old centerfielder Odubel Herrera's turbulent time in Philly has seemingly come to an end. For the second time. 

After having been DFA'd, Herrera, along with right-handed reliever Jeurys Familia, have both been released. As for Herrera, it's the second time in the last year that the Phillies cut ties with him. They declined their $11M option on him at the end of last season, making him a free agent. But they re-signed him this March for $1.75M — a $10M savings. 

Unfortunately, the results this season were even more mediocre than last year. He batted just .238 with a .658 OPS in 185 ABs, with just five home runs. It's been an unstable and sometimes stormy relationship between Herrera and the Phillies, who've now cut the cord for good. 

As for Familia, the former New York Mets closer, he signed a 1-year, $6M deal with Philly before the season, but it's been an unmitigated disaster for him, as he's posted a 6.09 ERA and 1.85 WHIP with the team. 

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