Via the Star-Ledger
Andy Phillips, who had been competing with Phelps to platoon at first base with Doug Mientkiewicz, yesterday was placed on outright waivers. The move (which was revealed by a major-league official who asked not to be identified because waivers are confidential) means that by tomorrow Phillips will be claimed by another team or sent to the minors by the Yankees.
Andy’s a nice guy. But, the reality of his situation is that he’s a Four-A player. It makes sense for the Yankees to make this move.