Phillies Sign Wise and Valdez to Minor League Deals

Posted by Amanda Orr, Wed, November 25, 2009 05:33 PM | Comments: 7

The Phillies signed DeWayne Wise and Wilson Valdez to minor league contracts.  Both had a significant amount of major league playing time in 2009, but they will most likely spend most of 2010 in Triple-A.

Wise, an outfielder, is known for saving Mark Buehrle’s perfect game in July. The 32-year old spent most of the season as a defensive replacement.  He batted .225 in 142 at-bats with the White Sox in 2009.

Valdez, a utility infielder, batted .256 in 86 at-bats for the New York Mets in 2009.

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  • Posts: 0 Rusty Stab

    This is amazing. Is Ruben Jr. breaking in a new fountain pen and practicing signing people up, or what. Do we need these two on the minor league level, just in case. Probably we do.

  • Posts: 0 George

    You can’t have too many minor leaguers with major league experience. Last year, the Phils signed Cairo, Bako, and Rodrigo Lopez, who all played a role on the big club. These are good signings, and I hope more are coming.

  • Posts: 0 Manny

    The link says that we signed the following:

    RHP Jason Anderson, RHP Alexander Concepcion, 1B Andy Tracy, SS Wilson Valdez, OF Rich Thompson, OF Dewayne Wise

    Thumbs up!

  • Posts: 0 nate

    nice to see them re-sign andy tracy. even if he’s stuck back at the ironpigs, he’s quite the fan favorite.

  • Posts: 0 joedad

    Rusty, nobody has made a major signing yet. These are made to stock up the minor leagues for depth.

  • Posts: 0 pb

    todd zolecki says that Paul Hoover will be back as well, that’s the first I’ve heard of that


  • Posts: 0 The Original Chuck P

    I’ll never forget that catch…

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