The Phillies signed four players to minor league contracts with invites to Spring Training.
After getting a very brief taste of pro baseball last summer, Division III Haverford College product Jake Chaplin is looking to get a more extended look this year as he suits up for the Ogden (Utah) Raptors, the Rookie Pioneer League affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
One of the key pieces the Phillies received in their recent flurry of trades was 23-year-old right-hander Ethan Martin.
Kyle Simon, a relief pitcher the Phillies got in the Thome trade, is performing.
The Single-A Lakewood BlueClaws have a very intriguing group of position player prospects this season. One of the most talented players on that roster is 21-year-old outfielder Aaron Altherr.
26-year-old Justin Friend was recently promoted to AAA Lehigh Valley after one of the great runs in recent memory at AA Reading.
The Phillies cut five players from major league camp today.