The team announced the release of Oher on Thursday afternoon, after he failed his physical. Oher had been in the NFL’s concussion protocol since September and finished the 2016 season on injured reserve.
When Aaron Nola went to the Phillies' complex in Florida last fall, he was not searching for a method to add power to his fastball. He just wanted to feel good again. He had generated uneasiness last summer with a 9.82 ERA in eight starts. He missed the final two months of the season because his elbow hurt.