The Phillies on Friday afternoon optioned lefthander Elvis Araujo to minor league camp.
Araujo, 23, impressed over five Grapefruit League innings but was a longshot to make the roster given he has yet to pitch above double A. He allowed only one run, on a home run, and two hits while striking out five and walking two over his five Grapefruit League outings.
The Phillies signed the 6-foot-6 Venezuelan to a major league deal in November. Since it's his first time on a 40-man roster, Araujo has all three of his minor-league options remaining. He will likely start the season in the bullpen at triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Earlier Friday, the team optioned third baseman Maikel Franco, lefthander Joely Rodriguez and righthander Nefi Ogando to minor league camp. Forty-five players remain in major league camp.