• The Phillies traded Minor League reliever Michael Cisco to the Los Angeles Angels this weekend for no compensation.
This is not an entirely uncommon practice, and not exactly what it seems. In essence, the Phillies did not see a roster spot for Cisco in their Minor League system, so they shipped him to the Angels. If the Angels later have a roster crunch at a particular position and the Phillies have a need there, the Angels could send a player to them.
The Phillies traded Minor League catcher Tuffy Gosewisch to the Blue Jays last year for no compensation.
• The Phillies reassigned right-hander Rodrigo Lopez to Minor League camp Tuesday. He went 0-1 with a 7.00 ERA in four Grapefruit League appearances. He will provide depth at Triple-A in the event the Phillies need a starting pitcher during the season. Lopez has an opt-out clause June 1. He can leave the organization if he is offered a big league contract elsewhere.
• Fans have until 5 p.m. ET Wednesday to vote for three candidates to be inducted onto the Phillies' Wall of Fame this summer. Vote on the Wall of Fame ballot.