Hiroshima Carp Sign Andy Phillips
The Hiroshima Toyo Carp signed 32 year old minor leaguer Andy Phillips to a $400,000 contract today. In the minors, Phillips’ time has been pretty evenly split between 1B, 2B and 3B. In 557 major league at-bats, Phillips has hit .250 with a .678 OPS and 14 HR’s.
Phillips is the kind of veteran 4-A player Japanese teams like, but I don’t know that he has enough left to succeed in Japan. In 217 AAA at-bats that this year, he’s hitting an even .300, but his OPS is only .782. Given his age, his career is likely winding down.Explore posts in the same categories: Baseball Abroad