Florimon went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and a walk Thursday against Detroit. Florimon has impressed thus far as a non-roster invitee, slugging his second home run of the spring in the bottom of the third inning to get Atlanta on the board. He's gone 4-for-9 at the dish with three RBI and three runs scored to go along with a pair of homers. Flormon has struggled to remain in the big leagues throughout his career, although he did see 71 at-bats with the Phillies in 2018.
Florimon signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Monday, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports. The 31-year-old utility man has spent parts of eight years in the majors but hasn't received more than 86 plate appearances in a season since 2013. He owns a career .211/.270/.319 slash line. His positional flexibility gives him multiple ways to receive playing time in the event of an injury, but he's unlikely to have significant fantasy value.
Florimon elected to become a free agent Saturday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Florimon will test the open market rather than accept his outright assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The utility man appeared in just 50 games for the Phillies in 2018 due to a broken foot, hitting .225/.276/.423 with two homers and five RBI.
Florimon was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. The 31-year-old utility man will remain in Philadelphia's organization after passing through waivers untouched. Florimon appeared in just 50 games for the Phillies in 2018 due to a broken foot, hitting .225/.276/.423 across 76 plate appearances when healthy.
Florimon (foot) was activated off the 60-day disabled list Saturday. Florimon suffered a broken foot in late May and has been on a minor-league rehab assignment over the last couple weeks. The 31-year-old should resume his role as a utility player for the Phillies but may not see consistent playing time with the added depth from expanded rosters and recent acquisitions like Justin Bour, Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Bautista. Florimon had a .263/.323/.491 slash line in 62 plate appearances prior to the injury.