First, the team announced that left-handed pitcher Raul Valdes had been claimed off waivers by the Astros. Secondly, the Phillies also announced that right-handed starter Tyler Cloyd had been claimed off waivers by the Indians.
So there goes Tyler Cloyd to a playoff team ...
The announcement made one wonder when the Phillies waived Cloyd and Valdes. Chances are it occurred after Sunday's season finale and just wasn't made public. Additionally, by waiving Cloyd and Valdes, the Phillies freed up two spots on the 40-man roster.
Cloyd was the 2012 International League player of the year, though he struggled to make the transition to the majors. In 13 games -- 11 starts -- for the Phillies this season, Cloyd went 2-7 with a 6.56 ERA. He pitched just 14 innings in four September starts, allowing 33 hits and 24 runs.
In parts of two seasons with the Phillies, Cloyd went 4-9 with a 5.98 ERA in 36 appearances -- 32 starts.
Valdes was invited to spring training in 2012 and pitched for Lehigh Valley over parts of the last two seasons. The lefty also appeared in 44 games in 2012 and 2013 and posted a 4-3 record with a 5.32 ERA.