Reliever Jimenez clears waivers, headed to Triple-A

Reliever Jimenez clears waivers, headed to Triple-A

NEW YORK -- The Phillies announced on Monday that left-hander Cesar Jimenez has cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The Phillies designated Jimenez for assignment over the weekend to make room for right-hander Sean O'Sullivan on the 25-man roster.

Jimenez, 30, struck out one batter and didn't allow a hit in two-thirds of an inning last week. He posted a 1.69 ERA in 16 appearances last season.

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