According to Todd Zolecki, the agent for the veteran infielder asked for his release after he was reassigned to minor league camp.
Beerleaguer: A forgotten man in camp, and without serving a true purpose for depth, the Phillies willingly granted Robb Quinlan his release. The 33-year-old corner infielder spent most of last season in Triple-A Salt Lake (Angels) hitting .258/.336/.305. A non-roster invitee, Quinlan registered only nine at bats and was not in the mix for any of the bench vacancies. He and several others were officially assigned to minor league camp today as the Phillies made their first round of roster cuts. Brian Bass, Eddie Bonine, Andrew Carpenter, Ryan Feierabend, Michael Schwimer, Joel Naughton, Tagg Bozied and Matt Miller were assigned to minor league camp. Among 40-man roster prospects, Justin De Fratus, Drew Naylor, J.C. Ramirez, Harold Garcia, Cesar Hernandez, Carlos Rivero and Matt Rizzotti were optioned down. Mike Stutes should be considered a notable non-cut at this point. De Fratus was a hot name about a month ago, but this early cut goes to show he needs more seasoning.
Meanwhile in the fourth inning, the Phillies and Orioles traded early runs with the Phillies leading 4-3 after 4, sparked by Raul Ibanez's two-run homer. Cliff Lee lasted only three innings, giving up 5 hits before giving way to Danys Baez. Update: 8-3 Phillies after 5.
Finally, according to sources for CSNPhilly.com, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has told people that he and the Phillies have reached an agreement on a contract extension.