29 Jun

Phanatic Addict:

Thank goodness. Todd Zolecki got a few great quotes from Chad before he jumped into his cab left. I feel bad for Chad, but I’m pretty glad that he’s gone. It just wasn’t meant to be.

Originally posted on The Zo Zone:

The Chad Qualls era is history.

Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee summoned Qualls into Charlie Manuel’s office before this afternoon’s game against the Pirates at Citizens Bank Park, where he found Ruben Amaro Jr., Scott Proefrock and Manuel waiting for him.

Amaro told Qualls he had been designated for assignment. The Phillies selected left-hander Jeremy Horst’s contract from Triple-A to take his place on the roster. Horst went 1-2 with a 2.11 ERA in 38 1/3 innings in Lehigh Valley.

“We just felt it was the right thing to do,” Amaro said. “There have been some inconsistencies with him. It’s something we’ve discussed a little bit over the last several weeks. His stuff is good. I just don’t know that he’s been as effective as his stuff has shown.”

The Phillies have 10 days to dispose of Qualls’ contract. They can trade him, release him or place…

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