Velasquez (finger) was released by the Phillies on Tuesday.

Velasquez was designated for assignment by Philadelphia over the weekend, and he's now been let go by the organization. The 29-year-old posted a 5.95 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 85:45 K:BB over 81.2 innings this season before landing on the injured list in early August with a right middle finger blister.

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