One day after clearing waivers and being outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Pedro Florimon has elected to become a free agent rather than accept the assignment. Because Florimon had previously been outrighted during his career, he had the right to either accept the assignment or become a free agent. In this case, Florimon elected free agency and will immediately be able to sign with any team. He could conceivably re-sign with the Phillies on a minor league contract.
Florimon initially signed with the Phillies in December of 2016 and played in 65 games with the Phillies over the past two seasons and hit a combined 2-11-.274/.320/.444 in the majors. Florimon missed considerable time over the past two seasons, first with a right ankle sprain last September and then with a right foot fracture that he suffered in May. The 31-year old utility player has played in the majors with Minnesota, Pittsburgh and Baltimore in addition to the Phillies.