Former Phillies’ utilityman Josh Harrison signs with Texas Rangers
Former Phillies utility player Josh Harrison has found a new home.
The 36-year-old utilityman was designated for assignment after the team acquired pitcher Michael Lorenzen and then released by Philadelphia back on August 2.
He was hitting just .204 with two homers and 10 RBI in 114 plate appearances on the season playing second, third, and some outfield for the Phillies.
Harrison signed a one-year, $2 million in the offseason with the Phillies, but now finds himself with the first-place Texas Rangers, signing a minor league deal on Tuesday and will report to Triple-A Round Rock.
Harrison was signed in the offseason to play all over the field, but never really was able to get going offensively.
Texas becomes his seventh different Major League team, after spending his first eight seasons in Pittsburgh, making the All-Star game in 2014 and in 2017 with the Pirates.