The Phillies optioned pitchers Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and Hector Neris to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and reassigned four players to minor-league camp. Gonzalez was in the mix to win a rotation spot heading into the spring but posted a 7.53 ERA while giving up 25 hits in 14 1/3 innings. Neris surrendered 10 runs (eight earned) in nine spring innings. The team reassigned pitcher Paul Clemens, catcher Koyie Hill and infielders Chris McGuiness and Chris Nelson to minor-league camp.
The Phillies have signed first baseman Chris McGuiness and pitchers Sean O'Sullivan and Kevin Slowey to minor league contracts. The Phillies released O'Sullivan after the season. McGuinness earned 34 at-bats with Texas in 2013, but did not play at the major league level last year. Slowey was released by Miami in June after a poor performance.
The Pirates outrighted Chris McGuiness to Triple-A Indianapolis after designating him for assignment Sept. 1. McGuiness has hit .264 with nine homers and a .770 OPS in 420 at-bats for Indianapolis this season.
The Pirates have promoted catcher Tony Sanchez from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday. Additionally, the team reinstated right-hander Stolmy Pimentel from the disabled list. The team also selected contract of right-hander John Holdzkom and optioned him to Triple-A. Chris McGuiness was designated for assignment to open a spot on 40-man roster.
The Pirates optioned pitcher Phil Irwin and infielders Chris McGuiness and Brent Morel to Triple-A Indianapolis Friday. The team also reassigned infielder Chase d'Arnaud and pitchers Jake Brigham, Cody Eppley, Josh Kinney and Yao-Hsun Yang to minor-league camp.