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Phillies Officially Sign 36 Year-Old Nieves

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 17: Wil Nieves #27 of the Arizona Diamondbacks walks back to home plate during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 17, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, PA – AUGUST 17: Wil Nieves #27 of the Arizona Diamondbacks walks back to home plate during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 17, 2013 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Phillies made it official today; they’ve signed catcher Will Nieves to a one-year contract.

Nieves, 36 years-old, appeared in 71 games last season for the Arizona Diamondbacks and batted .297 with one home run and 22 RBI.

In 10 MLB seasons, Nieves has a .242 average with a .597 OPS.

Also, the Phillies have signed right-hander Jeff Manship to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training. A 2007 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Manship appeared in 11 games last season for the Colorado Rockies and went 0-5 with a 7.04 ERA.

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