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Phillies release Lou Marson

Mar 14, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

Lou Marson Indians AP

Instead of letting the backup catcher competition drag on until the end of spring training the Phillies have released Lou Marson, meaning Wil Nieves is in line to be starter Carlos Ruiz‘s understudy.

Marson was originally drafted by the Phillies back in 2004 and came up through their farm system before being traded to the Indians as part of the Cliff Lee deal in 2009.

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com notes that the Phillies weren’t interested in stashing Marson at Triple-A because they have a younger catcher there who needs consistent work in Tommy Joseph, so they cut him loose early and he’ll try to latch on elsewhere.

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  1. halladaysbiceps - Mar 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Lou Marson was a complete bust, along with the other garbage the Phillies sent to Cleveland in the Cliff Lee trade (Carrasco, Jason Donalds, etc.). Prospects are impossible to project.

    • chadjones27 - Mar 14, 2014 at 1:43 PM

      +1 for Amaro. Even a blind squirrel finds the occasional nut

      • halladaysbiceps - Mar 14, 2014 at 1:54 PM

        Yeah. Amaro also acquired Roy Halladay from Toronto for Travis d’Arnaud, Kyle Drabek, and Michael Taylor. He must have been a blind squirrel here too. What happen to those 3 winners the Phillies trade?

      • tuberippin - Mar 14, 2014 at 5:16 PM

        To be fair, d’Arnaud is still a top prospect and we can’t be totally sure yet if he’ll pan out or not.

        Spot on regarding the rest though.

  2. nymets4ever - Mar 14, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    his name sounds like some player from the 1950s.

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