The slick-fielding Pedro Florimon has played in parts of six MLB seasons, all thanks to his defensive ability. Since compiling 446 plate appearances for Minnesota in 2013, the infielder has totaled 136 plate appearances, slashing just .114/.187/.179. Florimon will look for another big league opportunity with Philadelphia, but his fantasy value figures to be extremely limited once again.
Florimon signed a minor league deal with the Phillies on Monday. Florimon had spent each of the last two seasons in the Pirates organization before being outrighted last month. The 29-year-old, who appeared in only 18 major league games last season, will now look to make the Phillies' roster out of camp, but he figures to have a better chance of landing back in the minors, likely at the Triple-A level. In 107 games at Triple-A last season, Florimon slashed .255/.327/.372 with five home runs, 36 RBI and 14 steals.
Florimon was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. The Pirates cleared room on their 40-man roster Wednesday, outrighting Florimon, Jacob Stallings, and Zach Phillips to Triple-A. Florimon was a late season call-up by the Pirates to add middle infield depth and went 5-for-24 with 12 strikeouts at the dish during his 18-game stint. Provided that the Pirates' regular middle infielders return to full health by Spring Training, Florimon will be a long shot to make the major league roster.
Florimon was called up by the Pirates on Tuesday, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Florimon accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis after being designated for assignment in August, and the decision has paid off as he will return to the majors as part of the Pirates' second wave of September callups. He will bolster the team's depth in the middle infield.
Florimon cleared waivers Wednesday and has 72 hours to accept or refuse his assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Florimon was placed on waivers on Apr. 3, but he went unclaimed and now has the choice of whether he wants to spend time in the Pirates minor league system or try to land a job elsewhere. Either way, he'll likely act as organizational depth with whatever team he ends up with unless the organization that wants him is in dire need of infield depth at the major league level.
Florimon was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Sunday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Florimon and Jason Rogers both lost out to Cole Figueroa for the final spot on the Pirates' bench, though Rogers was at least able to hang on to his 40-man roster designation. It's possible that another team will claim Florimon off waivers given his ample experience at the big-league level over parts of the last four seasons, but as a glove-first player, he's best suited for a backup role and doesn't figure to provide much fantasy value if given the opportunity for extended at-bats.