Dugan went 1-2 this spring, with one at-bat being a solo homerun and the other a strikeout. Dugan is behind a number of talented outfielders in the Cubs system, and likely will spend the season bouncing between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa, as he did last season in Reading and Lehigh Valley.
Dugan elected free agency on Friday. Dugan was outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster last week. He has shown some hitting ability in the minors, but has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. He shouldn't have a problem finding a team willing to give him a minor league contract this offseason.
Dugan was outrighted off the 40-man roster Monday. Dugan got his first crack at the Triple-A level in 2015, but carried a line of just .221/.295/.298 in 36 contests. The 25-year-old was much better at Double-A, where he hit .315, but he'll likely get the chance to begin 2016 back in Triple-A.
The Phillies optioned outfielder Kelly Dugan down to minor-league camp, according to the News Journal.
Phillies outfield prospect Kelly Dugan reported to camp Monday in a walking boot after being diagnosed with a stress reaction in his right foot, per CSNPhilly.com. He suffered a fracture in the same foot last season. Dugan said he will be in the walking boot for roughly another week. However, he doesn't expect the injury to sideline him for long. The 24-year-old Dugan, who hit 20 home runs in 2013, spent the 2014 season at Double-A. He has a career .293/.368/.451/.819 slash line over six minor-league seasons. He was a second-round pick in 2009.