Kelly Dugan was hoped to be knocking on the door of the majors, at the very least, by now. Unfortunately, his offense never showed up the way the Phillies had hoped and they decided to cut ties with the young outfielder following the season. Dugan, who reached as high as Triple-A last season, has signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs.
The 25-year old Dugan spent seven seasons in the Phillies minor league system after being drafted in the second round of the 2009 Draft out of Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. In his stint with the Phillies, he hit 43-223-.290/.364/.436 with the Phillies minor league affiliates. Even though Dugan showed some signs of success along the way, he struggled against pitching at the Triple-A level and the Phillies simply didn't want to use a 40-man roster spot to keep him in the organization.
Also gone is Erik Kratz, who had two separate stints with the Phillies. Kratz broke into the majors with Pittsburgh in 2010 before signing with the Phillies following the season. He was back in the majors with Philadelphia the following season and played in parts of the next two seasons with the Phillies before being dealt to Toronto prior to the 2014 season. From there, he went to Kansas City and last season, played in both the Royals and Mariners organizations before coming to the Phillies after being released. He spent time at Lehigh Valley, but also made it back to the majors, playing in 12 games with the Phils. Combining his time with the Phillies, he hit 18-54-.230/.290/.429 in 132 games with Philadelphia over four seasons.
Sebastian Valle, 25, played in the organization for eight seasons and was thought to have a shot at replacing Carlos Ruiz at some point. That never panned out and he wound up signing with Pittsburgh as a minor league free agent prior to last season. Valle spent the year at Double-A Altoona and hit .279, but was again a minor league free agent following the season, and signed with the Yankees as he continues to work toward reaching the majors.
Here is a list of other former Phillies and where they have signed: Justin De Fratus (Seattle), Yohan Flande (Colorado), J.A. Happ (Toronto), Ryan Madson (Oakland), Sean O'Sullivan (Boston), Chad Qualls (Colorado), Joe Thatcher (Cleveland), Chase Utley (LA Dodgers), Ryan Vogelsong (Pittsburgh).
Former Phillies who are still unsigned: Antonio Bastardo, Chad Billingsley, Joe Blanton, Domonic Brown, Marlon Byrd, Jeff Francoeur, Aaron Harang, Kyle Kendrick, Cliff Lee, Kyle Lohse, John Mayberry Jr., Jimmy Rollins, Alfredo Simon, Grady Sizemore, Shane Victorino, Jerome Williams, Randy Wolf, Delmon Young.