Phillies Release 2 Former All-Stars On Saturday
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The Philadelphia Phillies made remarkable moves this Saturday,
Releasing outfielder Odubel Herrera and right-arm reliever Juris Familia.
Herrera and Familia were nominated for the assignment earlier this week.
Now that he has been released, he is free to sign with another team.
In 62 games this season, Herrera was batting. 238 with five homers and 21 RBIs.
It's been a while since we've seen him play at the All-Star level - 2016 to be exact.
As far as Familia is concerned, he too has been unable to regain his form in 2016.
At the time, he was considered one of the best relievers in all of baseball,
Posting 2.55 ERA with 51 saves for the New York Mets.
Of 38 productions this year, Familia had an ERA of 6.09. He has 33 strikeouts and 15 runs in 34 innings.
Herrera and Familia aren't the only household names to be released by the Phillies this week.
Didi Gregorius was officially cut by the Phillies on Thursday.
The Phillies are currently 58-48 this season. They are in first place with 9.5 games ahead of the Mets.