The Brewers have claimed reliever Cesar Jimenez off waivers from Philadelphia, per CSNPhilly.com. The 30-year-old Jimenez, who was designated for assignment Thursday, pitched 3 1/3 shutout innings for the Phillies this season after longer stints with Seattle and Philadelphia in previous years.
The Phillies have announced that they have designated left-hander Cesar Jimenez for assignment just eight days after his promotion. Jimenez didn't exactly get much of a shot. He pitched just one-third of a shutout inning during his most recent stay.
The Phillies optioned pitcher David Buchanan to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday. To take his spot on the roster, the Phillies selected the contract of pitcher Cesar Jimenez from Lehigh Valley.
Phillies LHP Cesar Jimenez cleared waivers and will report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The Phillies designated Jimenez for assignment, removing him from the 40-man roster and risking losing him to another team. Jimenez also had the option of becoming a free agent, if he wasn't claimed on waivers. Jimenez struck out one in two thirds of an inning before being sent down.
The Phillies selected the contract of pitcher Sean O'Sullivan from Triple-A Lehigh Valley Sunday, designated pitcher Cesar Jimenez for assignment in a corresponding move. O'Sullivan will take the mound as the team's starter against the Nationals Sunday. Jimenez retired the two batters he faced in his only appearance with the Phillies before being shipped off the roster. The Phillies are heavy home underdogs (+180) against the Nationals and Max Scherzer Sunday.