The indie league labor pool just became a little deeper with the release of many players who've reached the end of the line with affiliated ball.
(From today's press notes) The following minor league players have been released: RHP’s Jorge Crespo, Ben Pfinsgraff, Dustin Cameron, Yorman Bazardo, Reymond Cruz, Berman Espinoza, Yoel Hernandez, Yen Feng Lin, Cristobal Mata, Andrew Cruse, Shaun Ellis, Steve Shepard and Justin Pope; LHP’s Moises Melendez and Sean Thompson; C’s Josh Arhart, Alan Roberts and Scott Thomas and Caleb Mangum; INF’s Herman Demmink, Daniel Hargrave, Kyle Haines and John Urick and OF’s Bryan Frew, Tim Binkoski, Chris Walker and Damon Hollins.
Beerleaguer: Only one, Bazardo, saw action with the Phillies as a non-roster invitee. Hollins, a former Ray and Yomiuri Giant, would make a fine Lancaster Barnstormer, as would many of the ex-Reading Phillies on this list. If they boarded in the western end of Berks last season, they could even keep their lease.