By Justin Adkins:
Per Todd Zolecki’s ZoZone blog, the Phillies have signed outfielder Cory Sullivan to a minor league deal. He will start spring workouts in minor league camp.
Sullivan, 31, is primarily a center fielder, playing in 260 games there over 6 major league seasons. The 6-0, 200 lb lefty has spent time with the Rockies, Mets, and Astros. Sullivan is a career .271 hitter, with 10 home runs and 97 RBI’s in 476 total major league games. He hit only .188 with an abysmal .492 OPS in 64 at-bats last season with Houston.
Sullivan is probably above average defensively and could play all three outfield positions. He is strictly for depth and it’s possible he never even sees time with the big club this season.
No word on whether Ruben Amaro Jr convinced Ed Wade to pay Sullivan’s salary.
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