Phils deal Gonzalez to Marlins for PTBN or cash

Phils deal Gonzalez to Marlins for PTBN or cash

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies traded right-hander Severino Gonzalez to the Marlins on Tuesday. They will receive a player to be named or cash.

Gonzalez, 24, was designated for assignment on Thursday to make room for outfielder Michael Saunders on the 40-man roster. He went 1-2 with a 5.60 ERA in 27 appearances last season. He posted a 7.92 ERA in seven starts in 2015.

Gonzalez became a long reliever for the Phillies in 2016 as a handful of starting-pitching prospects surpassed him in the system.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.