Aumont Outrighted to Triple_A
He could have been packing for a trip to another organization, but he was not. Aumont entered Spring Training out of options, which meant if he did not make the Opening Day roster he needed to clear waivers to remain with the Phillies. But nobody claimed Aumont, so the Phillies announced he had been outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Aumont, 26, is the only remaining piece of the Cliff Lee trade with the Mariners in Dec. 2009. Aumont, 26, is 1-5 with a 6.13 ERA in 45 appearances with the Phillies over the previous three seasons. He went 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA in seven appearances this spring. He allowed 13 hits, four earned runs, two walks and three home runs with 10 strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings.
“I thought I did all right,” Aumont said. “Walks were down. I thought it was good enough, but some other people thought differently. But it’s OK.”
There are mixed feelings about Aumont among the coaching staff and front office. Some still see potential in the 6-foot-7 right-hander. Others do not.
A change of scenery might benefit Aumont.
“Obviously I think that anybody would think that,” Aumont said. “But the bottom line is I’m still here. I’m still getting an opportunity somewhere. That’s all that really matters.”
Aumont could have asked to be released, but he said he did not.
“What good is going to do to ask them to release me when they could have done it on their own?” Aumont said. “So if they didn’t do it, it’s for a reason. That’s the way I see it. I’ve got some work to do. I’ll just get it done.”