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The Phillies traded pitcher Severino Gonzalez to the Miami Marlins for cash or a player to be named later.

After being designated for assignment, Severino Gonzalez wound up being traded to the Miami Marlins. Gonzalez had been designated for assignment to make room for Michael Saunders, who was signed as a free agent.

There's no denying that Severino Gonzalez has a good arm and could still wind up being a decent major league pitcher, but it won't be for the Phillies. The 24-year old right-hander was traded to the Miami Marlins Tuesday for a player to be named later or cash. The move came after the Phillies designated Gonzalez for assignment and had 10 days to trade, release or put him through waivers.

Gonzalez made his major league debut with the Phillies in April, 2015 and pitched in 34 games with them over two seasons, posting a 4-5 mark with a 6.68 ERA. At the minor league level, Gonzalez had success both as a reliever and as a starter, but his numbers did climb higher as he moved up the ladder. With Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Gonzalez pitched in 31 games - 17 starts - and had a 4.60 ERA with the IronPigs.

The Marlins placed Gonzalez on the major league roster, but he does still have an option remaining, which means he could be sent back to Triple-A this season and recalled as needed by the club.

Severino Gonzalex MLB stats

2015 PHI 3 3 7.92 7 7 30.2 1.663 12.9 1.5 2.1 8.2 4.00
2016 PHI 1 2 5.60 27 0 35.1 1.330 10.2 1.0 1.8 8.7 4.86
2 Yrs 4 5 6.68 34 7 66.0 1.485 11.5 1.2 1.9 8.5 4.43
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Generated 1/24/2017.

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