|Mathieson granted release so he can pitch in Asia.|
by Chuck Hixson of PhillyBaseballInsider.com, November 29, 2011 at 4:26 pm ET
Scott Mathieson Profile
Scott Mathieson, who has long been teetering on success with the Phillies, has asked for his release so he can sign with a team in Asia. The Phillies granted the request, dropping their 40-man roster down to 39 as they head into the Winter Meetings next week in Dallas.
Mathieson, who has undergone two Tommy John surgeries, has pitched in 15 major league games for the Phillies, including four this past season. In 44 innings, Mathieson went 1-4 with a 6.75 ERA, including five shutout innings in 2011.
Most of his 2011 season was spent with AAA Lehigh Valley, where he went 2-2, 3.28 in 30 games, 12 as a starter.