For the second time in a month, Jack Cust was released by a major-league club when the Phillies cut their ties with the outfielder on Saturday.
In six games with Lehigh Valley, Cust hit .250 with a home run and two RBIs in 20 at-bats. Believed to be an option for the Phillies as a lefthanded bat off the bench, Cust was signed to a minor-league contract a week after being released by Seattle on Aug. 4.
A native of Flemington, N.J., the 32-year-old said he enjoyed the opportunity to play close to home. And live at home. It was the first time he was able to live at his own home during the season, he said.