Phillies release relief pitcher Michael Stutes

Phillies release relief pitcher Michael Stutes

March 26, 2014, 11:15 am
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Right-handed reliever Michael Stutes allowed seven earned runs in three innings this spring with the Phillies. (AP)

After being outrighted off the 40-man roster on March 11, relief pitcher Michael Stutes has been released by the Phillies, the team announced Wednesday morning.

Stutes was working in the Phils’ minor-league camp after surprisingly be a part of the team’s first spring cuts.

As a rookie, the right-hander opened eyes with the 102-win Phillies in 2011 when he posted a 3.63 ERA in 57 appearances.

Then shoulder issues derailed his next two seasons in which he posted a 5.02 ERA in just 22 games.

In three innings pitched this spring, Stutes gave up seven earned runs.