Phillies sign Ryan Flaherty to minor-league deal

The Phillies and infielder Ryan Flaherty have agreed to a minor-league contract, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. He'll head to spring training and compete for a major-league job. Flaherty, 31, has spent his entire six-year major-league career with Baltimore, posting a .215/.284/.355 line with 35 homers since breaking into the bigs in 2012. He has appeared at all four infield spots and both corner outfield positions in that time, giving Philly a versatile option in spring training. The Phillies have already signed Pedro Florimon and Adam Rosales to minor-league deals this winter, so the trio of Flaherty, Florimon and Rosales will provide depth behind projected starters Cesar Hernandez, J.P.

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