• Qualifying offers explained
The Phillies made a qualifying offer last fall to Jeremy Hellickson, who accepted. If Hellickson had declined and signed with another team, Philadelphia would have received Draft pick compensation.
• Hot Stove Tracker
Pedro Florimon and Jesen Therrien also became free agents Monday when the Phillies outrighted them to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. They were among a group of five players reinstated from the 60-day disabled list. Therrien had Tommy John surgery in September. Florimon suffered an ankle injury in September and missed the rest of the season.
Right-handers Zach Eflin, Jerad Eickhoff and Vince Velasquez also were reinstated from the 60-day DL. They are expected to compete for rotations jobs in Spring Training.
Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.