Phillies Sign Local Product Andrew Bailey
A local MLB player is coming home.
The Philadelphia Phillies have announced the signing of RP Andrew Bailey to a minor league contracts with invitations to attend major league camp as non-roster invitee.
The team has also signed Edward Mujica to the same contract.
Bailey, 31, is a Haddonfield, NJ native who spent time in the New York Yankees organization in 2015, appearing in just 10 games with the club. He finished with a 5.19 ERA.
A product of Paul VI High School in Haddonfield, N.J., Bailey has pitched in only 59 major league games over the past four seasons (2012-15) due to injuries. Prior to 2012, he spent three years as the closer for the Oakland A’s, amassing 75 saves in 84 opportunities (89.3%), a 2.07 ERA and holding opponents to a collective .188 batting average.
Bailey also won the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2009 and was named to the American League All-Star team in 2009 and 2010.
Mujica, also 31, went 3-5 with one save and a 4.75 ERA in 49 combined games last season between the Red Sox and A’s. In his final 13 appearances of the season, he posted a 3.18 ERA.
A 2013 National League All-Star, Mujica has pitched in 13 career games at Citizens Bank Park, posting a 1.84 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 14.2 innings pitched (9.2 SO/9.0 IP).
The Phillies begin their spring training with pitchers and catchers reporting to Clearwater, FL on February 18th, 2016.