• The Phillies released right-hander Rodrigo Lopez on Friday.
"That was probably the toughest for me personally, because I like the guy so much," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "We just felt like the people that we had in-house were going to give us a better opportunity to win if we needed them. I didn't want to put him in a position to have to wait three, four, five pitchers down the line. That's not the right thing to do to a guy in this stage of his career."
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.