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Phillies Ink Utility Man Bixler

Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Fri, February 07, 2014 11:34 AM | Comments: 8
News, Offseason, Signings

According to Chris Cotillo, the Phillies have signed utility man Brian Bixler to a minor league deal. Bixler, 31, has hit .189/.249/.269 across 356 MLB PA, played every position but pitcher, catcher, and first base last year at Triple-A Las Vegas, and has played every position but pitcher and catcher in the Major Leagues. Bixler has hit .276/.351/.397 in 2516 Triple-A PA.

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  • Posts: 0 Drew C

    They needed to replace Mini Mart’s production.

    Obviously a depth move.

     
  • Posts: 0 Frank

    Who? Bill Bixby? Maybe he will take steroids and turn into the Hulk.

     
    • Posts: 0 schmenkman

      After his courtship?

       
  • Posts: 0 bacardipr

    Summing up the signing…LoL!

     
  • Posts: 0 Double Trouble Del

    These types of signings should not raise a single eyebrow. They fill roster spots at the minor league level. Despite my generally optimistic feeling about the beginning of the season, I still feel left out when I see the Diamondbacks signed Bronson Arroyo.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ryne Duren

    All these signings prove without a doubt that God has a wonderful sense of humor. He brings smile after smile on my face.

     
  • Posts: 0 Robotnik

    I’m sure RAJ worked hard to get this guy. This guy will be a key cog in what is looking like a less than .500 team.

     
    • Posts: 0 schmenkman

      Same with all the other GMs who bring in all the similar or even lesser players to fill out their AAA rosters. Bixler isn’t as good as Bruntlett, but he’s better than MiniMart and better than someone like John Vukovich, if you remember him.

       
 
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