October 29 Philadelphia Inquirer:
“Jamie Moyer, Greg Dobbs, and Paul Hoover were removed from the Phillies‘ 40-man roster on Thursday. All three chose to become free agents.
Dobbs‘ move is the most noteworthy. The 32-year-old utility infielder was eligible for arbitration, and the Phillies could have offered him a contract. Instead, they took him off the roster. Dobbs chose that opportunity to become a free agent.
On the championship team of 2008, Dobbs was a key member as the top pinch-hitter. But he struggled in that role during the last two seasons and twice was designated for assignment in 2010. He still made the division series roster but was left off it for the National League Championship Series.
Moyer’s move was procedural. His contract has expired, and he will be allowed to negotiate with other teams five days after the World Series is completed.”
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