By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Phillies will now have seven days to figure out what to do with Rupp next. They could trade him, have another team pick him up on waivers, or release him.
“It’s just the way the team is shaping up,” Rupp said. “There wasn’t room for me. At the end of the day, you know, it’s just a tough day. But that’s part of it. There’s a business side of it. That’s the decision they chose to make. We’ll see what happens now.
“It’s tough. I saw the end of Jimmy, Chase, Howie, Cole, all the guys who won in 2008. You see them walk out the door and you see a bunch of new faces. Then you see the guys, who are going to be good. They’re really going to help this organization win. It sucks. But it’s a business, too, unfortunately. This is the business side. I have to deal with it and keep moving forward.
Rupp is due to make $2.05 million this season. However, if he is released by 2 pm on Monday, they will only be responsible for a part of that salary.
He was with the Phillies for the last five seasons. Last season, he appeared in 88 games with the team, as he had a .217 batting average with 14 home runs and 34 RBIs.
His career-best season was in 2016 when he appeared in 105 games. He also had .252 batting average with 16 home runs and 54 RBIs.
In his career, he has appeared in 296 games. He had .234 batting average with 39 home runs and 124 RBIs.
He also went 0-0 with a 5.56 ERA in 11 1/3 innings with the Pirates.
The 27-year-old spent the 2012, 2014, and 2015 seasons with the Blue Jays. In his career, he’s gone 30-21 with a 4.93 ERA in 417 2/3 innings.
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