Phillies Place Outfielder On Waivers Just Days After Claiming Him

The Philadelphia Phillies recently made a series of roster moves, including designating outfielder Cal Stevenson for assignment.

Stevenson had been claimed off waivers from the San Francisco Giants just a few days prior, but his time on the Phillies' 40-man roster was short-lived.

In a corresponding move, the Phillies decided to promote Drew Ellis from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, adding him to the active roster. The team specifically sought Ellis as an option at first base against left-handed pitching.

Despite Stevenson's potential and minor league success, the Phillies needed to make room and unfortunately, Stevenson found himself on the move once again.

During his time with the Giants, he struggled to find his rhythm at the plate, going hitless in nine at-bats and ending up with a disappointing slash line of .145/.259/.188.

For his minor-league career, Stevenson holds a .289/.404/.413 triple-slash line, with 23 home runs, 170 RBIs, 72 stolen bases, and 268 runs scored across 365 games played.

There is a chance that another team may express interest in acquiring Stevenson's services, but if he clears waivers, the Phillies have the option to retain him in Triple-A as a depth option. Photo Credit: Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports