Phillies sign OF Shane Peterson to minor league deal

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 23: Shane Peterson #2 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a single to right field in front of catcher Robinson Chirinos #61 of the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning of a game on July 23, 2017 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA– On the day that free agent IF Manny Machado visited Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies made a much less notable signing.

The team has signed OF Shane Peterson to a minor league deal.

Peterson, 34, will have a chance to make the team’s roster out of Spring Training.

His last Major League action came in 2018 with the Yankees, where he hit .143 with 1 HR and 2 RBI’s over 25 games.

For his career, Peterson is a .221 hitter over just under 850 plate appearances.

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