Relief pitcher Juan Cruz is back on the free agent market. Jayson Stark reports via Twitter the reliever and Phillies have parted ways.
RHP Juan Cruz is a free agent again. He'd signed a minor league deal w #Phillies but 2 sides agreed to part ways, GM Ruben Amaro Jr said— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) February 13, 2013
Yesterday Cruz was the lone player expected to arrive in Clearwater but a communication error was said to be the cause for his absence. Today we have a little more clarity on the situation. Stark followed up the above tweet by reporting Cruz was hoping to find a spot where he would have a legitimate chance to make a major league roster for the upcoming season. After the Phillies reunited with reliever Chad Durbin, Cruz decided Philadelphia may not be the spot for him.