Phillippe Aumont elects to become a free agent

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Phillippe Aumont allowed six earned runs on five hits and seven walks in a four-inning start — his first of the season — last Friday against the Cardinals and got designated for assignment a day later. Aumont could have headed back to the Phillies’ Triple-A team, but he will instead test the open waters

Aumont carries an intriguing physical profile at 6-foot-7 and he is only 26 years old, so there will probably be some interest on the free agent market. But he owns a 6.80 ERA, 1.99 WHIP, and 42/34 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 career major league innings and control has also been a major problem for him in the minor leagues.