Hinojosa (shoulder) was released by the Phillies on Tuesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Hinojosa hadn't pitched in a game this year due to shoulder issues, so the Phillies decided to cut ties with the 31-year-old. He'll likely serve as organizational depth if he catches on elsewhere.
The Phillies reassigned Hinojosa (shoulder) to minor league camp Friday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports. Hinojosa has not pitched this spring due to shoulder issues. He will provide depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley once healthy.
Hinojosa has yet to appear in a spring training game due to shoulder soreness, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Hinojosa is in camp as a non-roster invitee after losing his 40-man roster spot at the end of last season. He was unlikely to work his way back onto the active roster this spring even if he had been fully healthy.
Hinojosa was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday. The 30-year-old pitched decently between the majors and minors in 2016, but there simply isn't room on the 40-man roster as the Phillies look toward the future with their younger pitching options. Hinojosa will likely act as organizational pitching depth for now, but he could be called upon during the season given his competency when facing major league hitters.
Hinojosa (hand) was activated from the 15-day DL and optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports. Hinojosa has made three rehab appearances for Lehigh Valley following three previous appearances for High-A Clearwater -- each of which he has surrendered at least a hit in. Rather than use him in middle relief in the majors, the Phillies will instead keep him on reserve at Triple-A for when the need for bullpen depth arises.
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