Philadelphia Phillies Sign 7-Year Veteran Outfielder

The Philadelphia Phillies have recently bolstered their outfield depth by signing Jordan Luplow to a minor league contract, which includes an invitation to major league spring training as a non-roster invitee.

This strategic move by Phillies President of Baseball Operations, David Dombrowski, introduces Luplow, a 30-year-old outfielder with a diverse major league experience spanning 362 games over seven seasons with six different teams, into the Phillies' organization.

Luplow's journey through MLB has seen him play for teams such as the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Guardians, and most recently, split his time between the Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins in 2023​.

Jordan Luplow, known for his right-handed power hitting, especially against left-handed pitching, has hit 33 home runs in 565 plate appearances against southpaws.

Despite his struggles against right-handed pitching, with a batting average of .197, Luplow's ability to hit for power against lefties positions him as a valuable asset in a platoon capacity. His potential role with the Phillies was made more pertinent following his release from a non-roster agreement with the Atlanta Braves, paving the way for his move to Philadelphia.

The Phillies' interest in Luplow surfaced shortly after this release, recognizing the opportunity to add depth and experience to their outfield options, especially with Brandon Marsh, their projected starter in left field, experiencing a delay in spring training due to a minor procedure on his left knee​.

Luplow's addition to the Phillies represents a low-risk, high-reward scenario for the team. With his notable spring performance, including a .276 batting average, three home runs, and a .985 OPS in 12 games, Luplow brings a promising combination of experience and power to the Phillies' camp.

Over his seven-year career, the 30-year-old holds a .212/.314/.423 triple-slash line, with 47 home runs, 125 RBIs, 13 stolen bases, and 132 runs scored across 361 games played. Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports