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.
Florimon (foot) shifted his rehab assignment to Double-A Reading last week and has made five appearances for the affiliate, going 5-for-21 with a home run and three walks in those contests.
The utility man began his rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League on Aug. 11, so the Phillies will presumably keep him in the minors for the full 20-day window before activating him from the 60-day disabled list Sept. 1 when rosters expand. Florimon probably won't be in line for much more than the occasional pinch-hitting opportunity during the season's final month with the Phillies likely to lean heavily on their regulars as they aim to secure a playoff spot.
Florimon (foot) began a rehab assignment Monday with the Phillies' rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate, drawing the start in right field and finishing 1-for-4 with a run scored.
Florimon played five innings in the field before exiting in what was his first game action at any level since May 29. Now fully recovered from the fractured right foot that has sidelined him for two and a half months, Florimon will likely need at least a week in the minors to get in at-bats and ease back into playing full nine-inning contests. Since Florimon wasn't a core contributor for the Phillies prior to landing on the disabled list, the team could wait until rosters expand in September before activating the utility man.
Florimon (foot) is nearing a return to baseball activities, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
Florimon has been on the disabled list with a broken foot since late May, and resuming baseball activities in the next few days will be the first real test in his rehab work. The 31-year-old currently has no timetable for his return, but early August seems possible if he can avoid any setbacks.
Florimon (foot) is expected to land on the 60-day disabled list, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
The Phillies will likely make the move by Tuesday, so they can add Enyel De Los Santos to the 40-man roster. Florimon has been situated on the disabled list since May 30 with a broken foot, and the timetable for his return remains murky.
Florimon was diagnosed with a broken right foot after fouling a pitch off himself during Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, Matt Gelb of The Athletic Philadelphia reports. He'll be officially placed on the 10-day disabled list later Wednesday.
Florimon has largely served as a utility infielder for the Phillies this season, appearing in 33 contests and slashing .263/.323/.491 over 62 plate appearances. It's unclear if Florimon will require surgery to address the fractured foot, so until the Phillies make a decision on that front, an official timetable for his recovery won't be known. In any case, Florimon will likely be in store for an extended absence, though his loss may be mitigated to some degree by the impending return of shortstop J.P. Crawford (forearm), who kicked off a rehab assignment at High-A Clearwater on Tuesday.
Florimon left Tuesday's game against the Dodgers after fouling a pitch off his foot, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Florimon finished the first inning at-bat with a pop out, and was subsequently replaced at third base by Maikel Franco for the bottom of the inning.
Florimon is in line for a few more at-bats than usual with J.P. Crawford out two weeks with a forearm strain, The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
Florimon has played very little so far this season, coming to the plate just 21 times despite being on the major-league roster since Opening Day. Scott Kingery figures to be the Phillies' primary shortstop while Crawford remains out, but he's started just seven games at the position in his entire professional career. Florimon has made 205 starts at short in his major-league career and grades out as above-average there according to DRS and UZR. Still, Kingery's bat is likely to be preferred to Florimon's glove most of the time, so Florimon is unlikely to get enough playing time over the next couple weeks to have much fantasy value outside the deepest of leagues.
Florimon is the only Phillie to not be included in new manager Gabe Kapler's heavy rotation.
Florimon has started just one game so far this season. Every other Phillies hitter has started at least seven times in the team's opening 17 games. That's hardly a surprise, as every other hitter on the roster is either a promising youngster or an established starter. Florimon has only come to the plate 12 times, but his defensive versatility will remain useful for the Phillies throughout the season. Don't expect him to move from his role at the end of the bench in Philadelphia.
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.
Florimon (dislocated ankle) was placed on the 60-day DL on Tuesday, Stephen Gross of The Allentown Morning Call reports.
The Phillies made room on the 40-man roster for prospect J.P. Crawford by moving Florimon to the 60-day DL. We already knew his season was over, so this doesn't change his timetable. Manager Pete Mackanin has lobbied to have Florimon back next year in a utility role.
Florimon suffered a dislocated ankle in Saturday's 10-9 loss to the Marlins, Walter Villa of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Florimon is done for the season. He hit .348 with an .866 OPS in 46 at-bats for the Phillies this season. The 30-year-old made an impression on manager Pete Mackanin, who has lobbied to have Florimon back in a utility role next season.
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