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Phillies Claim David Rollins Off Waivers

The Phillies have claimed left-handed pitcher David Rollins off waivers from the Texas Rangers, Vice President & General Manager Matt Klentak announced today. 

Rollins, who turns 27 on December 21, split the 2016 season between triple-A Tacoma and Seattle. He went 5-0 with two saves and a 3.77 ERA (19 ER, 45.1 IP) in 37 relief appearances with the Rainiers and posted a 1-0 record with a 7.71 ERA (8 ER, 9.1 IP) in 11 games for the Mariners. This marks Rollins' third waiver claim over the last two weeks. He was claimed by the Chicago Cubs on November 18, then by the Rangers on November 22.

The Phillies have claimed left-handed pitcher David Rollins off waivers from the Texas Rangers, Vice President & General Manager Matt Klentak announced today. 

Rollins, who turns 27 on December 21, split the 2016 season between triple-A Tacoma and Seattle. He went 5-0 with two saves and a 3.77 ERA (19 ER, 45.1 IP) in 37 relief appearances with the Rainiers and posted a 1-0 record with a 7.71 ERA (8 ER, 9.1 IP) in 11 games for the Mariners. This marks Rollins' third waiver claim over the last two weeks. He was claimed by the Chicago Cubs on November 18, then by the Rangers on November 22.

Originally selected in the 24th round of the June 2011 draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, Rollins has appeared in 31 career major league games, all with the Mariners. At the minor league level, the DeBerry, Texas, native has a 28-16 record with a 3.35 ERA (154 ER, 413.1 IP) in 132 career games (64 starts). He was also selected as a Rising Star in the 2015 Arizona Fall League with Peoria.

To make room for Rollins on the 40-man roster, outfielder Cody Asche was designated for assignment. The 26-year-old batted .240 with 70 doubles, 31 home runs and 125 RBI in 371 games with the Phillies over four seasons (2013-16).

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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