(From a Phillies news release): Adam Eaton has accepted an optional assignment to the Phillies' minor league system, Senior Vice President & General Manager Pat Gillick announced today. No specific classification has been determined as the Phillies work out his schedule.
A corresponding roster move to fill Eaton's spot on the 25-man roster will be made prior to Tuesday's game against the Nationals. Eaton, 31, was 4-8 with a 5.80 ERA in 21 games (19 starts) for the Phillies this season. His last two appearances came in relief.
Beerleaguer: The revolving door ushers another veteran to the minors, only this time, the current could make it more difficult for Eaton to spin his way back into the Majors. Best case scenario for Eaton, he performs well an earns his way back when rosters expand in September, but I wouldn't necessarily count on it.