Nice knowing you, John.
The Phillies got just 14 starts out of John Lannan in 2013 before he went down with an injury. Lannan spent 2012 mostly in the minor leagues, and apparently did not desire to do so again. Tonight the Phillies tried to send him back to minors and he refused:
Phillies announce that John Lannan is now a free agent after refusing outright assignment to minors.— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) October 17, 2013
Lannan went 3-6 with a 5.33 ERA. Lannan had a 1.530 WHIP and pitched past the sixth inning just four times.
Sounds like the Phillies won't miss him much. And the roster purge continues...