Phillies sign IF Adam Rosales to minor league deal

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 6: Adam Rosales #9 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at-bat during game one of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on October 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sarah Sachs/Arizona Diamondbacks/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA– The Philadelphia Phillies have signed IF Adam Rosales to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training.

Rosales, 34, is a career .227 hitter, but is known for his versatility and glove around the infield.

Last season, Rosales split the year between the Oakland Athletics and Arizona Diamondbacks and hit a  combined .225/.260/.353 with seven home runs in 312 plate appearances.

Rosales is expected to compete for a bench spot with IFs Pedro Florimon and Jesmuel Valentin.

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