Jays sign veteran C Phillips
1/3/2006 1:21:29 PM
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed C Jason Phillips to a minor league contract with an invitation to attend spring training with the major league club.
Phillips, 29, spent last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers batting .238 with 20 doubles, 10 home runs and 55 RBI in 121 games. The La Mesa, California native caught 93 games registering a .992 fielding percentage.
The 6'1", 220 lbs., right-handed hitter has played parts of five seasons in the majors. He is a career .254 hitter with 29 home runs and 150 RBI in 385 games.
Phillips spent the first four years of his career with the New York Mets (2001-2004) before being traded to the Dodgers on March 20, 2005. He was originally selected by the Mets in the 24th round of the 1997 First Year Player Draft.
me thinks this is a pretty good signing. quiroz can't seem to stay healthy and when he is playing, he isn't showing much.