Josh Harrison signs 1-year deal with Philadelphia Phillies
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed veteran utility-man Josh Harrison to a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday.
MLB Network’s Jon Heyman was the first to report the move, which is worth $2 million.
Harrison, 35, is coming off a 2022 season with the Chicago White Sox in which he slashed .256/.317/.370 with seven homers and two stolen bases.
Harrison is a two-time All-Star while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates back in 2014 and 2017.
He was with the Phillies during Spring Training during the 2020 season, but asked for his released before the season started and landed with the Washington Nationals.
Defensively, the right-handed hitter gives Phillies manager Rob Thomson another infieder, who has played second and third base and even some outfield.
He gives the Phillies a right-handed bat that can play second, in place of the left-handed hitting Bryson Stott and also play some third to allow Alec Bohm a day off or even allow him to DH or play some first base.
Harrison has also played 140 games in the outfield, playing both left and right field, a spot he could see some playing time with Bryce Harper out until at least the All-Star break.
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