The hits keep coming as another Phillies hopeful gets the axe. Sidearm reliever Jim Ed Warden has cleared waivers and has been reclaimed by the Indians. [Delaware Online]
Warden posted a 5.68 ERA in 6 1-3 innings this spring and was being looked at for a situational role. All of a sudden, the outlook appears brighter for rookie Zach Segovia, who, if you think about it, could actually earn a spot start if Freddy Garcia and Jon Lieber both begin the season on the DL. Warden's dismissal also means right-hander Clay Condrey has a spot on the roster. This could also be a prelude to last-minute trade or waiver claim.
Right now, a six-man bullpen would include Condrey, Tom Gordon, Ryan Madson, Geoff Geary, Antonio Alfonseca and Matt Smith, with Segovia in line for the seventh and final spot.