Aumont questions his future after 'garbage' year

Aumont questions his future after 'garbage' year
September 2, 2013, 10:30 pm
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In 22 games with the Phillies this season, Phillippe Aumont went 1-3 with a 4.19 ERA. (USA Today Images)

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs' season ended on Monday, and with that, six players from the Phillies' Triple A affiliate were called up to the big-league club.

But reliever Phillippe Aumont was not one of them, and he wasn't pleased while cleaning out his locker.

"Completely garbage," he answered when asked to evaluate his season, per the Morning Call. "I think it was mostly a waste of my time in the sense that ... I don't know. I just felt like I was going in circles instead of going forward, you know what I mean?"

Aumont, 24, started the season with the Phillies and had two stints with the club during the 2013 campaign, but control issues resulted in the right-hander spending more time in the minors than the majors.

In 22 games with the Phils, Aumont walked 13 batters and hit three in 19 1/3 innings to go along with a 4.19 ERA. In Triple A, Aumont couldn't shake his inconsistent command. In 32 games for the IronPigs, the righty walked 38 batters and hit six in 35 2/3 innings to the tune of a 4.04 ERA.

When asked if he thought he'd be in the Phillies' organization next spring, Aumont said: "We'll see."

Cameron Rupp, Mauricio Robles, Freddy Galvis, Joe Savery, Luis Garcia and Tyler Cloyd were promoted as the Phils' September call-ups.

"I don't know what they want to do," Aumont said. "If I'm not in their plans, I don't want to be back. But if I am … I want to be with the Phillies but at the same time if they've moved on [from me] or whatever, then I think it's time for me to move on. There's 29 other teams out there and plenty of other opportunities out there."

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