The 31-year-old left-hander pitched six games for the Phils and spent much of the season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he posted impressive totals.
Beerleaguer: Some would be surprised to know I’m a little disappointed to see Walrond go. I don’t think you hurt yourself having someone like him stashed in the high minors, but logistically it’s tough to set aside the space. Walrond has never stuck around one organization for very long, so the proof is in the pudding that he doesn't cut it. But in the right situation, and if he gets into a groove, he could become someone’s second-level specialist as his splits are actually quite good. To the naked eye, he showed decent stuff in limited chances with the Phils, especially against the lefties. The problem comes from poor command and the fact that he has nothing for the righties. With the Phils – the defending champs that they are – there’s simply no room.
Walrond is currently stationed in the Venezuelan Winter League, where he is 1-1 with a 2.12 ERA over four starts. He has been added to the Jays 40-man roster. Toronto is his seventh organization.