Pedro Florimon produced an excellent .348/.378/.478 slash line in 49 plate appearances for the Phillies last season, but the performance was almost certainly a small-sample mirage. Florimon's success can be attributed to an absurd .533 BABIP, so there's little reason to believe the 30-year-old has figured something out and can perform any better than his career line of .209/.269/.308 going forward. He signed a minor-league deal to return to the Phillies this offseason and will fight to keep his spot at the end of the bench. He provides some real-world value in his positional versatility, having made appearances at six different positions last season, but his fantasy value is limited. Not many fantasy leagues give an owner reason to look at a light-hitting bench bat.
Florimon was added to the Phillies' 40-man roster Friday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports. Florimon had some small-sample success for the Phillies last season, hitting .348/.378/.478 in 49 plate appearances. That line came with a clearly unsustainable .533 BABIP, so there's little reason to believe the 31-year-old journeyman is anything other than the player who has produced a career 57 wRC+ over 791 plate appearances. Still, he's shown the ability to play in both the infield and outfield, which could be important for a Phillies team which reportedly intends to use a small bench and eight relievers. Florimon is battling fellow journeyman Adam Rosales and youngsters Jesmuel Valentin and Roman Quinn for the final spot on the Philadelphia bench.
Florimon (ankle) is starting at second base and batting ninth in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Sunday marks the first live action Florimon has seen since his 2017 season ended with a dislocated ankle. The 31-year-old signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies this offseason and will need to put forth a strong performance during spring training if he hopes to find himself on the team's Opening Day roster.
Florimon (ankle) re-signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies on Monday, Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Florimon spent most of his time in the minors last season, compiling a .265/.347/.410 line in 90 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley before earning a promotion in August. While it was a small sample size, he held his own in the majors, slashing .348/.388/.478 in 15 games before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. The 30-year-old utility man is expected to be healthy for the start of spring training, where he should compete for a bench spot.
Florimon (ankle) has cleared waivers and elected free agency. Rather than accept his outright assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Florimon decided to test his luck in free agency. He spent most of his time in the minors, hitting .265/.347/.410 in 90 games for the IronPigs. Florimon earned a promotion in August held his own for the Phillies, hitting .348/.388/.478 in 15 games before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. He's expected to be ready for the start of spring training, and he should compete for an Opening Day utility role wherever he winds up.
Florimon (ankle) is expected to be ready by spring training, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Florimon dislocated his ankle earlier this month and is out for the rest of the season. He is expected to enter camp as a heavy favorite for a utility role with the Phillies.