Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr., has agreed to set relief pitcher Juan Cruz free.

Signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league camp, Cruz was apparently intimidating by the idea of competing for a job with Chad Durbin and his major league contract, according to Jim Salisbury.

More interesting than this announcement is the fact that the Phillies had actually signed Cruz to a contract. I mean, am I the only one who doesn't remember this? According Baseball Reference the deal happened on January 15th. I was recently back from vacation and jet-lagged out of my goddamn mind so maybe that's it.