Phillies Sign 2 Players

The Philadelphia Phillies are set to sign Aaron Barrett and John Andreoli to minor league contracts.

Barrett will be aiming to get back into the majors for the first time since the 2020 season. The 34-year-old appeared in two games for the Washington Nationals that campaign, where he allowed two earned runs in 1.2 innings pitched. It wasn't a particularly impressive showing from the veteran, but he will be aiming to make up for that this season with the Phillies.

Barrett comes with a decent amount of overall experience, too. In 95 career games with the Nationals, he has a 6-3 record, 4.01 ERA, and 86 strikeouts. Therefore, this could help his case in landing a spot on the major league roster - assuming he starts the season off well in the minors. 

Like Barrett, Andreoli comes with major league experience. The 31-year-old outfielder played in seven games with the San Diego Padres during the 2021 season, where he had one hit in seven plate appearances. Over the course of his entire major league career, he has appeared in 33 games between the Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles, and Padres. In them, he has zero home runs, four RBIs, and a .224 batting average. 

Overall, the Phillies have added more depth to their roster, which is certainly not a bad thing. 

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