Phillies Release Jenkins
Just got word that the Phillies have released outfielder Geoff Jenkins.
Does this mean Gary Sheffield is on his way?
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he would talk later.
Reporters just met with Jenkins. Here is some of what he said:
“Anytime you get released it’s obviously a surprise,” he said. “I think it’s just something that we talked about. I don’t know if I foreshadowed this scenario happening, but I knew there were left-handed hitters. So it seemed like somebody would be the odd man out at some point. It’s real tough. I care a lot about those guys in the clubhouse. You just deal with this like anything else and try to find a new spot. It’s obviously something I’ve never had to deal with before, playing my whole career. I guess what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I don’t regreat anything for one minute that I was here. I told Charlie that, and Ruben. They were great with me.
“What’s there to be mad about? I picked a great year to be here. I wish it worked out better and I could be with them, but I don’t regret one minute. I wouldn’t change a thing being with these guys going through what we went through last year.”