The Phillies have released outfielder Dave Sappelt Thursday, according to SBNation. Sappelt joined the club on a minor-league deal during the offseason, but failed to break camp with the major-league team. He'll attempt to sign on with a team that can give him a better opportunity for playing time.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Phillies signed the following players to minor league deals Wednesday: catcher Lou Marson, outfielders Tony Gwynn and Dave Sappelt and pitcher Sean O'Sullivan. Each player received a spring training invite. Marson began his major league career with the Phillies, but has spent the last four-and-a-half seasons with the Indians. Gwynn spent most of 2013 at Triple-A Albuquerque in the Dodgers' system, hitting .300 with 12 steals. Sappelt appeared in 31 games with the Cubs and compiled a .240 batting average. O'Sullivan made three starts and four relief appearances for the Padres last season and went 0-2 with a 3.96 ERA.
According to Baseball America, the Cubs released outfielder Dave Sappelt. In 31 games, Sappelt hit .240 with three stolen bases for the Cubs this past season.
Cubs outfielder Dave Sappelt has been sent to Triple-A Iowa. Sappelt was designated for assignment, but went through waivers unclaimed. He's hitting .240 in 75 at-bats.
The Cubs recalled pitchers Justin Grimm, Brooks Raley and catcher J.C. Boscan from Triple-A Iowa prior to Tuesday's game against the Marlins, according to MLB.com. In addition the team also selected pitcher Zach Rosscup from Iowa and designated Dave Sappelt for assignment.Grimm was 2-3 with a 4.68 ERA in eight starts for Iowa. Raley was 8-10 with one save in 27 games (25 starts) for Iowa. Boscan batted .232 in 74 games at Iowa