• by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Phillies pitcher Phillippe Aumont elects free agency

    Phillies pitcher Phillippe Aumont elected free agency after being designated for assignment on Saturday. Aumont did not perform well in his first career start Friday against the Cardinals, allowing six runs in four innings.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Phillies call up Seth Rosin, DFA Phillippe Aumont

    The Phillies purchased the contract of pitcher Seth Rosin , the team announced on Saturday. Rosin appeared in three games with Texas last season in his only other MLB experience. He was 2-1 with three saves and a 2.65 ERA at Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season. To make room, the Phillies designated pitcher Phillippe Aumont for assignment. Aumont suffered a loss in his only appearance with the Phillies.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Phillies SP Phillippe Aumont gets roughed up in first MLB start

    Phillies right-hander Phillippe Aumont had a rough time in his first career start on Friday night. Aumont lasted just four innings against the Cardinals, allowing six runs on five hits. He struck out three and walked seven. He threw 104 pitches, with just 56 going for strikes, as the Cardinals went on to win 12-4. Aumont, who was making a spot start for the injured Cole Hamels, gave up a pair of two-run home runs in the second inning, one to Yadier Molina and the other to Kolten Wong. In the fourth, he served up a two-run double to Jhonny Peralta. "It was just a constant battle a little bit with myself," Aumont said, per MLB.com. "That's what it's been my whole career. Just me, myself and I out there battling. Nobody else. Because when I execute my pitches I get these guys out down there and up here. Just keep your chest high and keep working at it. The mental part is a big part of the game, and you've got to be strong at it." The seven walks issued by Aumont are the most for a Phillies pitcher since 2004. It is not yet known if Aumont will get another start, or if he will head to the bullpen (or Triple-A).

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Phillies' Phillippe Aumont to make first career MLB start Friday

    Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels will not start Friday against the Cardinals due to a hamstring injury, so Philadelphia is dipping into their minor-league system to recall Phillippe Aumont from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start in Hamels' absence. The Phillies will make a transaction Friday to get Aumont on the active roster. Aumont, who was a 2007 first-round pick, has never started a game at the major-league level. He is 1-5 with a 6.13 ERA in 45 relief appearances. However, he has made 10 starts for Lehigh Valley this season. He is 3-4 with a 2.55 ERA and 1.42 WHIP as a starter at Triple-A in 2015.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Phillies' Phillippe Aumont off to hot start at Triple-A

    Phillies pitcher Phillippe Aumont threw seven scoreless innings with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, dropping his ERA to 1.29 in 21 innings across four starts. "Phillippe told me he's extremely happy to be back in the rotation," Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan said, per MLB.com. "He looks like it. There's a tempo to what he's doing. He used to take forever between pitches. He's crisp. He has some big misses, but he gets right back in the zone. Seven strong innings today, really. He had an above-average, maybe well above-average fastball. Above-average breaking ball. Two major-league pitches. "He's just in a great frame of mind. Right-handed hitters had no chance on his breaking ball today. He locked up about five or six. He was 94-96 mph with his fastball. They just couldn't pull the trigger on the breaking ball." If Aumont continues to excel in the minors, he could soon find himself in the team's major-league rotation, which is 27th in baseball with a 5.14 starter ERA. "He didn't look out of place today at all," Jordan said. "We're staying with it. We're committed to it. We're going to try to find out. He looks the part."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Phillies reassign Bogusevic, outright Aumont, Gonzalez to Triple-A

    The Phillies announced Wednesday they reassigned outfielder Brian Bogusevic to minor-league camp. They also outrighted pitchers Phillippe Aumont and Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Phillippe Aumont's bid for spot on Phillies' roster not off to great start

    Phillies reliever Phillippe Aumont is out of minor-league options, so if he doesn't make the team this spring, he is subject to waivers. Thus far, however, his bid for a roster spot is not going well. After allowing a run in his lone inning of work Sunday against the University of Tampa, Aumont allowed solo homers on consecutive pitches in the fifth inning of Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Astros. "This is a big spring training for him as far as the Phillies go and him (being) with the Phillies," manager Ryne Sandberg said after Thursday's game, per The Philadelphia Inquirer. "He's had multiple chances and this is a clean slate opportunity for him in spring training coming in with opportunities and with some spots available. "It should be a fresh start for him after the offseason. The biggest thing for him is to work ahead, and really, he has a good breaking ball when he can get to those counts. But sometimes he gets hit before he gets to those counts."

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Phillies' Phillippe Aumont looking to capitalize on opportunity

    Phillies pitcher Phillippe Aumont is out of options and must be exposed to waivers if he doesn't make the 25-man roster, but he said Sunday he hasn't thought much about a change of scenery, MLB.com reports. "Yeah, I mean, it crossed my mind," Aumont said. "But at the moment, I'm here, so I want to compete for this team. If it ever comes down to that and I go somewhere else, then I'll think about it when I'm there. But right now, the Phillies are giving me that opportunity, and I'm taking it and I'm going for it." Aumont gave up three hits and one run in Sunday's exhibition game against the University of Tampa. "I feel much better this spring," Aumont said. "I feel like I caught on to some stuff that I've been working on. This is my eighth, ninth spring training. I know how to throw a baseball. I'm not doing it maybe perfectly, but I know how to do it." Aumont spent most of last season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he went 3-3 with a 3.93 ERA and 65:39 K:BB ratio in 55 innings.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Phillippe Aumont sent down after disastrous outing

    The Phillies optioned pitcher Phillippe Aumont down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Saturday's loss to the Nationals. Aumont relieved A.J. Burnett, who was ejected, and allowed six runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out one in two innings of work. He owns a whopping 19.06 ERA over 5 2/3 innings of relief.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Carlos Ruiz's activation among Phillies roster moves

    The Phillies made a few roster moves Wednesday, which included removing catcher Carlos Ruiz (concussion) from the 7-day disabled list. The Phillies also recalled reliever Phillippe Aumont from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, optioned catcher Cameron Rupp to Triple-A and designated pitcher Jeff Manship for assignment.