The Phillies announced on Thursday they had outrighted four players from the 40-man: infielders Michael Martinez and Pete Orr ; right-hander Zach Miner and left-hander Mauricio Robles.
Martinez has a .495 OPS in 396 career plate appearances, which is the 29th lowest OPS out of 4,549 non-pitchers with 350 or more plate appearances since 1900. Orr had four hits in 20 at-bats this season. Miner went 0-2 with a 4.40 ERA in 16 appearances. He started three games the final month of the season when Kyle Kendrick suffered a shoulder injury. Robles allowed one earned run in 4 2/3 innings in three appearances.
The Indians claimed right-hander Tyler Cloyd off waivers on Wednesday. The Astros claimed left-hander Raul Valdes.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.