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Phillippe Aumont | Starting Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 241
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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Tigers signed RHP Phillippe Aumont to a minor league contract.
Aumont retired from baseball for a period of time in 2016 but changed his mind and pitched in the Canadian League in 2017. The soon-to-be 29-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2015 and is merely organizational depth. Mon, Dec 18, 2017 04:22:00 PM

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Phillippe Aumont has decided to retire from baseball.

Best known for being a part of the Cliff Lee deal between the Phillies and Mariners in December of 2009, Aumont struggled to the tune of a 6.80 ERA with 8.7 K/9 and 7.0 BB/9 over 46 appearances in the majors. The 27-year-old had been pitching with the Triple-A affiliate for the White Sox this season.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 08:36:00 PM

White Sox reassigned RHP Phillippe Aumont to minor league camp.

Aumont couldn't have done much better this spring, logging eight strikeouts over eight scoreless frames. He hasn't had much success in the big leagues (1-6, 6.80 ERA in 46 appearances), however, and will likely begin the year with Triple-A Charlotte.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 08:08:00 PM

White Sox signed RHP Phillippe Aumont to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The former top prospect holds a 6.80 ERA with 34 walks over 43 2/3 innings at the big league level. Slated to turn 27 in January, Aumont is just a depth guy.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 06:34:00 PM

Blue Jays released RHP Phillippe Aumont.

Aumont got torched in his one major league start earlier this season with the Phillies. He carries an intriguing profile as a 6-foot-7 former first-round pick, but control has been a constant issue for him.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 01:57:00 PM

Blue Jays signed RHP Phillippe Aumont to a minor league contract.

Aumont elected free agency last month after being removed from the Phillies' 40-man roster and now the Canada native finds himself in the Toronto organization. The former top prospect is merely a depth guy at this point.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 04:01:00 PM

Phillippe Aumont has elected to become a free agent.

Aumont was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week after allowing six runs on five hits and seven walks in a start against the Cardinals. The tall right-hander has decent raw stuff and he's only 26 years old, so there will probably be interest from other teams. But the control problems are something he may never master.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 04:32:00 PM

Phillies designated RHP Phillippe Aumont for assignment.

This move doesn't come as a major surprise after Aumont allowed six runs on five hits while walking seven Cardinals on Friday. He'll presumably pass through waivers unclaimed and remain as organizational depth for the Phillies.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 03:22:00 PM

Phillippe Aumont really struggled in his first major league start, giving up six runs on five hits and seven walks over four innings.

Cole Hamels (hamstring) was scratched from Friday's start due to a mild hamstring strain, so Aumont started in his place. It was ugly. he threw just 56 out of 105 pitches for strikes while giving up two home runs. The seven walks were a most for a Phillies starting pitcher since Paul Abbott issued nine walks on August 7, 2004. Control has been an issue throughout Aumont's career, so this sort of performance didn't sneak up on anyone. The Phillies will have to hope that Hamels will be ready to make his next start.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 11:21:00 PM

Phillies recalled RHP Phillippe Aumont from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Aumont will fill in on Friday against the Cardinals for Cole Hamels (hamstring) in what will be his first big league start. The righty has posted a 2.35 ERA at Lehigh Valley this season but has walked 41 over 65 innings. He holds a career 6.13 ERA over 45 relief appearances in the majors.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 03:23:00 PM

Phillippe Aumont will make a spot start for the Phillies on Friday night against the Cardinals.

It's Cole Hamels' turn in the rotation, but he's been scratched with a mild right hamstring strain. Aumont has never made a start at the major league level and he owns a 6.13 career ERA. Avoid him for fantasy purposes.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 12:13:00 PM

Phillies sent RHP Phillippe Aumont outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The 26-year-old was once a relatively highly touted prospect and boasted a 10.6 K/9 in the minors last season, but that wasn't enough for anyone to claim Aumont off waivers. Despite the arm talent, he's yet to sip more than a few cups of coffee at the major league level.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 08:52:00 AM

Phillies optioned RHP Phillippe Aumont to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Aumont, 25, has been awful in limited exposure at the big league level this year, allowing six runs on six hits over 3 2/3 innings (14.73 ERA and 2.72 WHIP). The former top prospect retains superb velocity, but walking nearly a batter an inning isn't going to hack it at the sport's highest level.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 10:47:00 PM

Phillies recalled RHP Phillippe Aumont from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Aumont has allowed four runs over 1 2/3 relief innings with the big club this season. The former top prospect still throws hard but control issues have kept him from reaching his potential.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 02:20:00 PM

Phillies optioned RHP Phillippe Aumont to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Aumont, 25, gave up four runs over two appearances against the Mets on Sunday and Monday. He'll return to a 4.12 ERA in Triple-A.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 12:40:00 PM

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