Phillies Continue to Bolster Their Farm System
Chris McGuiness, 26, appeared in 10 games in 2013 with the Texas Rangers. Last season he hit .264 with a .770 OPS and nine home runs in 126 games for the Pirates Triple-A Affiliate.
Slowey, 30, is 43-36 with a 4.62 ERA in seven big-league seasons split between Minnesota and Miami. His best year, came in 2008, when he went 12-11, posting a 3.99 ERA with two shutouts in 27 starts with the Twins. Last season with the Marlins, Slowey went 1-1 with a 5.30 ERA in 17 games before he was designated for assignment in June.
All three players have received invitations to spring training, although they are considered non-roster invitees.