Thursday, June 28, 2018

Sox Sign Former All-Star IF Brandon Phillips To 'No Promises' Minors Deal

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In a signing that says more about Dustin Pedroia's health status than anything else, the Red Sox signed former All-Star infielder Brandon Philips to a minor-league contract—sending him to their Fort Myers Spring Training facility. This is clearly a depth move, and will serve as an insurance policy against Pedroia not coming back this season (with apologies to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page). According to Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, "He [Phillips] is reporting to Florida to get himself in playing shape. Once he has accomplished that, he will join Pawtucket. We look at him as a potential Major League player who hits from the right-hand side that can play a number of positions. No promises have been attached to the signing." The operative phrase being "no promises". Phillips turns 37-years-old today.