Phillies sign Will Venable to minors contract
The Philadelphia Phillies signed outfielder Will Venable to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Venable was released by the Cleveland Indians over the weekend after batting .133 with a .404 OPS in Cactus League play. He could work his way into semi-regular starts with the rebuilding Phillies, but the 33-year-old outfielder has batted just .233/.303/.336 over the last two seasons.
Venable posted just a .296 wOBA in 390 plate appearances last season with the San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers, hitting six home runs and stealing 16 bases.
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